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Durham man wanted in break-in, larceny

Posted March 9, 2011

— Durham police are once again searching for a suspect who has dozens of past break-in convictions and once hid in an attic to avoid arrest.

Police said that Marcus Shareef, 22, of Sherwood Drive, is wanted in connection with an Oct. 13, 2010, break-in and larceny at an apartment on Louise Circle.

Anyone with information on Shareef's whereabouts is asked to call police at 919-560-4583, extension 29366, 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.

Shareef has spent four of the past six years in prison and has more than three dozen convictions, including possession of a firearm by a felon, assault on an officer and numerous break-in and larceny charges, according to state Department of Correction records.

Shareef was at the center of a three-hour standoff at an apartment building on Sherwood Drive on Feb. 5, 2009. Police said he ran from officers trying to arrest him and hid in an attic until police fired tear gas.

DOC records show that he served 1½ years in connection with those charges and was released on Oct. 8, 2010, five days before the break-in in which he is charged.


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  • RomneyRyan2012 Mar 9, 2011

    Time to put him back for good and don't let him out. Obviously he enjoyed his stay so much he wanted to go back.

  • davido Mar 9, 2011

    @Wilkow, no, this is the US justice system, like it or not. There is no 3 strikes law in NC. While we would be safer with him locked up, at 22 he has already spent 4 years in jail. You do your time, and then you are out, at least for a few weeks until they catch you again.

    It's far from ideal, but to put all criminals away forever is simply not a practical solution.

  • working for deadbeats Mar 9, 2011

    Why are you surprised that he was let out? This is the liberal, touchy feely, it's not your fault world we live in. Get used to it and be prepared to protect yourself. The justice system will not do it for you!

  • whocares Mar 9, 2011

    Why do they keep letting him out? It would seem like 3 strikes and you are out. What ever happened to that?

  • braddavis Mar 9, 2011

    Maybe they'll find him swimming at the bottom of a river.

  • Tired of thoughtlessness Mar 9, 2011

    Why was he let out again?