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Durham homicide suspect captured at hotel

Posted June 28, 2013

— Authorities on Friday arrested a man wanted in the homicide of a Durham man who was found dead in the street last week.

According to Durham police, Christopher Terrell Stanback, 25, of Summit Street in Durham, was captured by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, who found him at the Extended Stay America on Tower Boulevard.

Durham police said the officers also arrested 27-year-old Cephus Stanback at the hotel. He was wanted on multiple charges, including possession of marijuana and cocaine with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and child abuse.

The charges against Cephus Stanback are not connected to the homicide. Police did not say whether the men were related.

Christopher Stanback was wanted in the June 18 fatal shooting of Jermaine Andrea McDonald, 37. Durham police officers responded to a 911 call about 11:40 a.m. and found McDonald dead in the street in the 100 block of North Hyde Park Avenue.

At the time, police said the shooting was not random. They did not provide more details Friday or say how the men knew each other.


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  • bakerbillwade Jul 1, 2013

    he won't be smiling for much longer!

  • pja1357 Jun 28, 2013

    It really frustrates me when I see the mug shots and these criminals have a big ole grin on their face. Wonder if they will still be grinning when they are put away to fend for their lives.

  • One4Justice. Jun 28, 2013

    Two of Durham's finest. They will probably get a plea deal and probation! I love NC's justice system. (or lack of) Great job U.S. Marshals!

  • Tax Man Jun 28, 2013

    Good work law enforcement. Please continue to keep these criminals off our streets and in jail/prison where they belong.

  • dirkdiggler Jun 28, 2013

    Every time I see a criminal smiling in their mugshot, my blood boils. This lifetime is not provided to you for the purpose of making the lives of others miserable. Get over yourself.