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Durham deputy in crash responding to two-county chase

Posted February 26, 2013

— A Durham County deputy's patrol car was side-swiped Tuesday afternoon as he responded to a chase that began in Granville County, authorities said.

The deputy, whose name wasn't released, was northbound on Page Road with his lights and sirens on at about 1 p.m. when he was hit at the T.W. Alexander Drive intersection, authorities said. The other driver had the green light but didn't see the deputy in time to stop, they said.

The deputy was unhurt, but the other driver was taken to a nearby hospital because she was concerned that her ankle might be broken.

Granville County authorities said a deputy there stopped a car south of Creedmoor after witnessing a possible drug deal. The car sped away as the deputy approached, dragging him about 20 yards and running over his foot.

The car headed south on U.S. Highway 15 and then south on Interstate 85, where it slammed into a median guardrail between Red Mill Road and Redwood Road, authorities said. The three men inside fled on foot but were apprehended a short time later.

Linwood Davis, 28, of 921 Orient St. in Durham, was charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine and one count each of fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle to distribute controlled substances, resisting a public officer, assault to a government official, injury to personal property and possession of marijuana. He was being held in the Granville County jail under a $500,000 bond.

Quentin Dion Brown, 21, of 4815 Barbee Road in Durham, and Justin Marquette Bullock, 20, of 1305 James St., Apt. 5 in Durham, were each charged with resisting a public officer and were given $500 bonds.


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  • raysson Feb 27, 2013

    The second incident involving teenagers in Durham or older youth causing terror and rampage against our law enforcement and other citizens in the Bull City. And speaking of car chases it started at T.W. Alexander Drive(over in Research Triangle Park) then the chase continued onto busy U.S.70(at Miami Blvd)toward the Highway 70 Bypass and then continued onto I-85 North towards Redwood district near Red Mill Road ending in Granville County at Highway 15.

  • crustyhalo Feb 27, 2013

    godshelper... you are right..if they are not going to tell the truth,then just dont say anything at all. And why is a deputy coming that far with blue lights and sirens ? Page Rd @ TW Alexander to 85 at Redwood...really? Thats not a short distance,wasn't anyone closer ?

  • Just Plain Common Sense Feb 26, 2013

    Glad the deputy and other driver are okay....could have been much worse. Bottom line? The criminal running from the blue lights should be charged. When you see themin your mirror? It means to pull over, put your hands on the wheel, and wait for the officer.

  • godshelper Feb 26, 2013

    why are you posting more on this story. The deputy gets dragged and another deputy gets shot at in this same incident. Report the truth and the whole story. Tell what really happened.

  • working for deadbeats Feb 26, 2013

    Surely there were more accidents today than just this one. Slow news day?