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Five face $5 million bond in Durham home invasion

Posted August 8, 2014

Durham police investigate a reported home invasion on Glenbrook Drive on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.

— Five people were arrested overnight after a reported home invasion on East Club Boulevard in Durham, police said.

Investigators said three men were walking to the home at about 1:30 a.m. when they were approached by three men armed with rifles.

The men forced the victims into the home, and two of them suffered minor injuries.

Those arrested are: James Earl Wilson Jr., 18, of Mount Bethel Church Road in Roxboro; Deonta Taborn, 21, of Burlington Road in Roxboro; Dexter Poteat, 26, of Hassel Horton Road in Hurdle Mills; Jea’Ron Anthony Rogers, 18, of Stone Drive in Roxboro; and Sean Thompson (also known as Raheim Na Quon Young), 35, of Glenbrook Drive in Durham.

All five face charges of assault by pointing a gun, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, first degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering, robbery with a dangerous weapon and second degree kidnapping.

Poteat is also facing charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and assault on a female.

All five men were placed in Durham County Jail. Each was being held on $5 million bond.


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  • Milkman Aug 8, 2014

    Great job Durham PD!!!

    Very happy these guys face a $5M bond, but why do other very serious crimes not face anywhere close to this amount of bond?

  • just a gee Aug 8, 2014

    5 million !! sounds about right to me !

  • WakeForestLiving Aug 8, 2014

    The unfortunate thing is durham doesn't have an intelligent district attorney's office. first year law students at University of Phoenix could beat them, even if there area eye witnesses, bloody footprints and a confession.

  • ncguy Aug 8, 2014

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    My point was that the police caught them in a half hour- how else could they do that?

  • 68_dodge_polara Aug 8, 2014

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    Actually much of what occures in Durham is never reported in the news either.

  • 68_dodge_polara Aug 8, 2014

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    "spend the rest of their lives in jail"

    and they don't.

  • James Barefoot Aug 8, 2014
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    I got something for this type, Have my on Judge and a public defender

  • Grand Union Aug 8, 2014

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    Because they imagine they are too smart to get caught.....and cannot imagine what it would be like to spend the rest of their lives in jail.................its as simple as that.

  • Kimmy Baldwin Aug 8, 2014
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    Nope, just the one you hear about on the news while Raleigh is left with unreported murders and gang violence. It's easy to keep your reputation clean when the media doesn't report every incident.

  • Paladin2 Aug 8, 2014

    Teikko2000: "Why is race relevant? We're not looking for them. They're already in custody. So he can be judgemental in a racist type of way" Why not, it seems to be important to the media and the race hustlers on the rare occasions of white on black crime.