Crime log, Jan. 27
Two men charged in steel theft
DURHAM – Eric Lamont Shaw, 45, and John Robert Mitchell, 44, were arrested Friday on charges of felony larceny and possession of stolen goods.
Durham Police Department investigators reported that Shaw, of Cardens Lane in Durham, and Mitchell, of Corbin Road in Hillsborough, stole four steel spreaders and three steel pipes worth a total of $4,900. Shaw also was charged with possession of as much as half an ounce of marijuana.
Both are expected in Durham district court on Monday.
Man charged with stealing purse from refugee
DURHAM – Marquette Adams, 50, of Chalk Level Road in Durham, was arrested Friday on charges of assault on a female, common-law robbery, possession of stolen goods and second-degree kidnapping.
According to a Durham Police Department report, Adams attacked a woman to steal her purse. She fell, cutting both knees.
He took the purse, which contained $300, refugee paperwork, a Social Security card, food stamp card, Medicaid card, apartment keys and eyeglasses, police reported.
Adams was charged with kidnapping for “unlawfully restraining the victim,” the report stated. He was held on $75,000 bail and is expected in Durham district court on Monday.
Arrest made on drug-dealing charges
DURHAM – Demario “Dee Dee” Antoine Martin, 37, of Walton Street in Durham, was arrested Friday on charges of selling and delivering cocaine, as well as maintaining a vehicle for drug sales and possession of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver.
Durham County Sheriff’s Det. Brad Grabarek reported in a search warrant application that he had evidence of three purchases of cocaine from Martin using a confidential informant.
In a search of Martin’s house, the warrant paperwork shows, police found a white pill bottle containing liquid morphine, a document with a name and address, plastic baggies, $362 in cash, and multiple rounds of ammunition and a black ammunition magazine.
Martin was held on $50,000 bail and is expected in court on Monday.
Man charged in attack over iPhone, sneakers
DURHAM – Alfonso K. Dormu, 26, of Dorothy Drive, was arrested in connection with a Jan. 18 attack that left a man injured.
Durham Police Department investigators reported that Dormu conspired with three other people to rob the victim of an Apple iPhone 4S and a pair of Jordan sneakers valued at a total of $600. They cut the victim’s face and head and bruised his stomach and back, police said.
Dormu was charged with common-law robbery, felony conspiracy and assault with serious bodily injury. He was held on $25,000 bail and is expected in Durham district court on Monday.
Man indicted for heroin trafficking
DURHAM – Gary Dwayne Singletary, 40, of Broad Street in Durham, was indicted Thursday on charges of trafficking heroin, possession of heroin with intent to sell or deliver and maintaining a dwelling to sell or deliver heroin.
The indictment states that Singletary sold at least 28 grams of heroin to a man from his home on Dec. 7.
He was held on $50,000 bail and is expected in Durham superior court on Feb. 4.
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