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Durham man, 26, wanted on robbery charges

Posted March 30, 2010

— Durham police investigators are trying to find Lemuel Zekena “Zeke” Sherman, 26, who is wanted in connection with a robbery and shooting Friday afternoon on Cherrycrest Drive.

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 1400 block of Cherrycrest Drive around 2:45 p.m. on Friday. When they arrived, they found a 29-year-old man who had been shot in the abdomen.

The victim was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment and remained hospitalized Tuesday, police said. A second man told officers he had been robbed of cash during the same incident.

Officers were told that the suspects fled in a burgundy Jeep Grand Cherokee. A few minutes later, Officer Q.D. Tait spotted a vehicle matching the description in the 3500 block of North Roxboro Road and attempted to stop it.

The driver refused to stop and the occupants jumped out and ran on Brambury Crossing near Pickwick Trail, police said. Officers searched the area and Officer A.L. Jackson stopped a man matching the description of one of the suspects on Danube Lane near Carver Street.

The man – Jeremy Lee Burton, 22, of Thelma Street – was arrested and charged with second-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and felony conspiracy. He was placed in Durham County Jail under a $750,000 bond.

Sherman, of East Carver Street, is wanted on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony conspiracy.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Investigator Salmon at 919-560-4582, ext. 29238, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • mebgirl1984 Apr 2, 2010

    But color is all some people see....

    Such as the NAACP?


  • ncmickey Mar 30, 2010

    Funny how when I see a white person arrested for crimes I dont see people wondering when the white community is going to "police their own"
    I am of the mind that there is only ONE community... leaders are leaders, regardless of color....

    But color is all some people see....

  • notagain1903 Mar 30, 2010

    We as a society are getting tired of this!!! When will the black community "MAN UP" and police their own. That community needs to bond together and say enough is enough. If they know of a crimninal or with the intent to do harm; Turn them in!!! It is called tough love. Maybe if it was done before we would not be seeing them on the news!!!!!

  • Just the facts mam Mar 30, 2010

    Only the days change in Durham.