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Kidnapping suspect nabbed after reporting bad drug deal

Posted November 23, 2009

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— A Durham man wanted for kidnapping and assault was arrested Saturday after police say he lied to officers about being the victim of a robbery.

Dexter Lavern Hooks, 44, of Angier Avenue, was wanted on two counts of extortion and two counts each of first-degree kidnapping and assault inflicting serious injury in connection with two incidents in early November.

On Saturday afternoon, police said, Boyd reported that he had been robbed at knifepoint on Grace Lane. Later, though, he admitted that he had given a man money for drugs, but the man didn't give him any drugs, police said.

Hooks was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, filing a false police report and resisting, delaying and obstructing officers. He was placed in the Durham County Jail under a $650,500 bond.

Police are also seeking Demario Lashuan "Real" Boyd, 24, of Vickers Avenue, on the same charges in the early November incidents.

Two other men – Justin Brooks Sharpe, 26, of Weldon Terrace and Adrian Whoie, 26, of Kilarney Drive – are also in jail on charges in those cases. Whoie is being held under a $525,000 bond, and Sharpe under a $250,000 bond.

Anyone with information on Boyd's whereabouts should call Investigator Chappell at 919-560-4415, ext. 29311 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.

Hooks, whose criminal record dates from 1982, was released from prison on Oct. 11 after serving three months on larceny and misdemeanor breaking-and-entering convictions, according to state Department of Correction records.

DOC records show Hooks was convicted as a habitual felon in 1998 and of first-degree rape and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in 1990.

Boyd is listed as an absconder from probation by the DOC. He has convictions for selling and possessing drugs.


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  • Suasponte Nov 23, 2009

    No, really, this is what happened, I swear....

  • djcgriffin Nov 23, 2009

    ericeric99 - you took the words right out of my mouth!!!!!!

  • devilblue Nov 23, 2009

    Why don't these drug addict wastes go ahead and OD and move on!

  • workingforthosethatwont Nov 23, 2009

    if they had been out making an honest living......oh yeah, that's right, they're waiting for their piece of someone else's hard earned money.
    well boys, I guess it's back to making license plates and picking up trash.

  • ericeric99 Nov 23, 2009

    the world we live in ....this dopehead gets a bond of 650k while the murders of the little girl in Fayetteville get one for 100k. Not that either set of criminals could ever afford the bonds, but it just shows a large discrepancy in our legal system with judges and magistrates. Please have these people get on the same page, Govener Purdue. I wonder sometimes are you really looking to fix the system instead of getting media attention for trying to keep 80 year olds that have been locked up since the 1970's.
    I always say “if your sitting on the pot you might as well do something that matters or get your behind up because someone else is in line dancing ready to take care of business!!!!

  • Timbo Nov 23, 2009

    Here's your sign......

  • 4lilboys Nov 23, 2009

    Just by the picture alone, you can tell Dexter Lavern Hooks is not the brightest bulb in the box... Lol