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Durham man wanted in assault of woman, infant

Posted April 7, 2011

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— A Durham man is wanted in connection with the assault of a woman and a 1-year-old child, police said Thursday.

Police said that Maurice Cates II, 22, of Atka Court, assaulted the woman and child during an argument on March 15. He then took her cell phone and fled, police said.

Cates is wanted on charges of habitual misdemeanor assault, common-law robbery, assault on a child under 12, assault in the presence of a minor, assault on a female and interfering with emergency communications.

Anyone with information on Cates' whereabouts is asked to call Durham police at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips leading to arrests in cases.

Cates was released from jail in January after serving a year for probation violations, according to state Department of Correction records.

He was on probation for 2009 convictions for felony common-law robbery, misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, willful or wanton injury to property, resisting an officer and drug offenses. DOC records show he also has previous convictions for larceny and possessing stolen goods.

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  • Tired of thoughtlessness Apr 7, 2011

    Wow...When I moved here, this "man" was just 6 years old. I wonder what these new fangled parents are doing to create these monsters??!!

  • Just the facts mam Apr 7, 2011

    Please leave him in jail so he cannot procreate.

  • Vietnam Vet Apr 7, 2011

    Another candidate for the Under the Jail club!

  • poohpdoo2002 Apr 7, 2011

    He took it as low as assaulting a baby. Yeah, he's the lowest of the low.

  • dfendrjimray Apr 7, 2011

    Yep, he's a man all right.

  • Roland K. Apr 7, 2011

    RB - you pray too much. Doubt it'll help in this situation. This dude is a bad seed. Let's hope he hasn't already spread it to another generation.

  • ccs1920 Apr 7, 2011

    One more burden on society.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Apr 7, 2011

    "He was on probation for 2009 convictions for felony common-law robbery, misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, willful or wanton injury to property, resisting an officer and drug offenses. DOC records show he also has previous convictions for larceny and possessing stolen goods."

    This is what happens when magistrates, judges and parole boards release habitual criminals. DO YOUR JOBS JUSTICES!!! For God's sakes, DO YOUR JOBS.

    Praying they find him and keep him this time.

    Also praying for the woman and the child. Praying the child never has to be in his presence ever ever again.

  • anneonymousone Apr 7, 2011

    It takes a special kind of cowardice to (allegedly) hurt a one-year-old child.

    This young man, guilty or not, seems to be exhibiting a strong need to grow up.