Truck strikes police car, drives onto Tobacco Trail
DURHAM – A Durham man struck a police car with his truck before driving onto the American Tobacco Trail on Wednesday, investigators said.
Just before noon, police stopped Jivon Terrence Cherry, 31, to arrest him on drug charges and one count of being a habitual felon. He parked near Morehead Avenue and Fairview Street and the officer left his patrol car.
“Cherry then backed his truck up into the patrol car and fled,” said police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.
He drove the truck onto the American Tobacco Trail near Enterprise Street and Overhill Terrace, got out and fled on foot, she said. He was captured after a brief chase.
Cherry was arrested on the outstanding charges that prompted the stop and held in the Durham County Jail under $400,000 bond. For Wednesday's incident, he was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, injury to property, resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer, felony fleeing to elude a law enforcement officer and hit-and-run. On those charges, he was held under $60,000 bond.
In other news:
- On April 6, a 43-year-old man told police he was walking in the 2100 block of Broad Street when a man approached and asked for a cigarette. When the victim didn’t give him a cigarette, the suspect put his hand in his pocket and pointed what the victim believed to be a gun and demanded money. The suspect took $14 from the victim and fled in a white Corolla occupied by two other people.
- On April 12, someone reported the embezzlement of a $3,000 cash from the Chick-fil-A on North Roxboro Street. No charges had been filed as of Wednesday afternoon. The incident remained under investigation.
- On April 10, a resident in the 700 block of Midway Avenue reported that $15,510 worth of property – including $1,000 in cash, cellphones, a television and jewelry – had been stolen from their home.
- On April 13, someone broke into a Nissan Versa in the 500 block of North Mangum Street and stole $700 cash, a GPS, two calculators and two Bibles.
- On April 12, someone broke into a 2006 GMC Canyon in the 4000 block of Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard and stole a Taurus handgun, ammunition, clothes, ear muffs, gift cards and toiletries.
- On April 9, a resident in the 2900 block of Chapel Hill Road reported that someone broke into their home and stole $6,500 worth of property including two televisions, a Paula Deen kitchen cookware set and clothes.
- On April 10, a resident in the 100 block of Kingsmount Court reported that someone broke into their home and stole a handgun, jewelry, $200 cash, an iPod and an iPad.
- On April 10, personnel at the Central Park School on Foster Street reported that someone broke in and stole six Chromebook computers and a Flipcam.
- On April 11, someone broke into the America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses store in the 4600 block of Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard and stole about $3,300 worth of Ray-Ban sunglasses.
- On April 6, a resident in the 2800 block of Pickett Road reported that someone broke into their home and stole an Apple MacBook Pro, a championship ring, a 1984 class ring, $150 in cash, watches, a drill and four Cialis pills.
- On April 11, someone broke into a Ford Focus in a parking lot in the 1900 block of West Park Drive and stole a handgun.
- On April 12, someone broke into a Chevy Impala in the 4000 block of Patriot Drive and stole a Glock handgun and a wedding band.
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