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Authorities capture man wanted in fatal Durham shooting

Posted January 15, 2015

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— A 35-year-old man charged with murder in the December shooting of a man found dead inside a car on West Carver Street is in the Durham County jail without bond, police said Thursday.

Chan Thomas was arrested earlier this week in Burlington, a police department spokesperson said.

Thomas is charged with murder in the death of Kenneth Bernard Covington, who was shot and killed on Dec. 3. According to investigators, Thomas shot Covington at about 12:30 a.m. while he was driving between North Duke and Roxboro streets.

Covington crashed his car on West Carver Street.

Thomas is also charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle, felony fleeing to elude law enforcement, reckless driving and driving with a revoked license in connection with a Jan. 8 incident in Durham.

Authorities tried to stop Thomas in the area of Trinity Avenue and Greer Street.

He was being held Thursday with no bond.

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  • bullblood9 Jan 16, 2015

    Hats off to the police for getting this guy off the street

  • GETOUT Jan 15, 2015

    Actually JOCO50, the victim had little to no criminal history.

  • 678devilish Jan 15, 2015

    I will pray and be glad when these young people of Durham, NC will value life. Glad they captured him.

  • JoCo50 at MXR Jan 15, 2015

    Wishful thinking you all. You're dreaming if you think he'll spend the rest of his life in jail.

    If found guilty, he'll more than likely be arrested again within 10 years for yet another killing.

    The only silver lining in this cloud is the probability that the victim was also a repeat offender felon

  • babylaceycarpenter Jan 15, 2015

    If found guilty, he should never be allowed to walk around in the free world again.

  • Boxtruck Charlie Rides Again Jan 15, 2015

    And he will get to live the rest of his life with free medical and dental care, and 3 meals a day all footed by the law abiding tax paying citizens of North Carolina. Also lets not forget the public defender, appeals and such that will be billed to the state too. Now I am not saying he does not deserve a fair trial. Which of course he does. But if convicted and found guilty, he gets one expedited appeal and if that fails march him off to go meet the grime reaper.