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Man sought after brief police pursuit in Raleigh

Posted December 30, 2008
Updated December 31, 2008

— Raleigh officers arrested one man and were searching for another who fled Tuesday evening after a brief car pursuit.

Authorities surrounded the area of Joe Louis Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to search for the man, whose name was not released.

Police arrested Dakarai McGowan, 16, and held him on $350,000 bond. He was charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of stolen goods.

Authorities said the vehicle was stolen on Presley Court by a female suspect on Monday night.

On Tuesday, officers at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Raleigh boulevards noticed a car matching the description of a vehicle stolen on Monday. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but were unable to pull it over.

A pursuit ensued and ended at E. Lenoir Street. The driver fled but McGowan, who was the passenger, was taken into custody.

Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME.


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  • think1st Dec 31, 2008

    Good proactive police work! I'm just glad to see Raleigh PD chasing some of these criminals for a change instead of just letting them drive away. These officers could do this all the time if the administration would let them. Keep up the good work!

  • Blueboxinggloves Dec 31, 2008

    Is it not a crime in Raleigh to attempt or succeed in eluding police?

  • workingforthosethatwont Dec 30, 2008

    I think the Raleigh Police do a pretty good job considering all the traffic they have to work around to do their job. I have seen people ignore emergency vehicles and just continue on in their lane like they were the only person/car in the city.

  • TeresaBee Dec 30, 2008

    My nephew is a Raleigh officer that works that area. I wonder if he is doing the chasing. Hope it ends peacefuly and no one gets in an accident.