Durham County

Teen charged in 2 a.m. May 5 Forest Hills home break-in, knife attack on female resident

Eldrewn L. Baine Jr.
Eldrewn L. Baine Jr. Durham Police Department

Durham police have arrested an 18-year-old Durham man and charged him with breaking into a home and slashing a female resident with a knife in the Forest Hills neighborhood in the wee hours of May 5.

Eldrewn L. Baine Jr. of Durham was charged with first-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and larceny after breaking and entering.

Baine is accused of breaking into the home through a window shortly before 2 a.m. and using a knife to cut a female resident. He is charged with stealing phones, a laptop computer and a tablet. Investigators said Baine did not know the resident of the house.

The warrants were served on Baine at the Durham County Jail, where he has been incarcerated since he was arrested on June 13 on other burglary charges. He was charged on June 13 with attempting to break into an occupied home on Morehead Avenue shortly before 5 a.m. He was also charged with damage to property.

Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said officers caught Baine after a brief foot pursuit.

He was also served with another warrant at that time charging him with breaking into a home on Fargo Street on May 25 and stealing a television set and alcohol.

Baine was being held in the Durham County jail in lieu of $256,500 bond.

Anyone with additional information about the cases in question is asked to call Investigator Crabtree at 919-560-4583, ext. 29356.