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Man wanted in three-county chase arrested

Posted June 4, 2012

— Authorities on Monday arrested a man wanted in connection with a chase last week that spanned three counties in which shots were fired at law enforcement officers.

Agents with the U.S. Marshals Service, along with North Carolina State Highway Patrol Task Force troopers apprehended Ireshia Donte Summers, 33, at a home on Piney Grove Church Road near Hillsborough, authorities said.

Summers was placed in the Granville County jail and was charged with possession of stolen goods, assault by pointing a gun, assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, breaking and entering, resisting a public officer and possession of a firearm by a felon. He also will face a number of traffic violations, authorities said.

A Granville County deputy responding to a breaking and entering report at a house began chasing two men Thursday morning. Highway Patrol troopers joined the chase in Wake County and followed the men into Durham, where the passenger in the fleeing vehicle began firing at the law enforcement officers.

The men eventually stopped near N.C. Highway 98 and Mineral Springs Road, jumped out of their vehicle and ran, troopers said. Authorities captured the alleged shooter, Jason Lamar Medlyn, a short time later.

Medlyn, 30, of 2816 Cadillac Ave. in Durham, was being held Monday in the Durham County jail under a $1 million bond. He has been charged with two counts each breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods and one count each of assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, fleeing arrest with a motor vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Three schools and a day care center in Durham were locked down Thursday afternoon as authorities searched for Summers, who they said was driving the fleeing vehicle.


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  • doggypoos Jun 4, 2012

    They'll be out within 6 months.

  • carolinablueline Jun 4, 2012

    Missing from the article are Felony flee to elude arrest and two counts of attempted 1st degree murder. Hopefully, they are not missing from the warrants.

  • makeitright Jun 4, 2012

    big problem with our system: "assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm"
    why not attempted murder? They should both be gone at this point

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jun 4, 2012

    They made their bed....

  • promethazine codeine lover Jun 4, 2012

    i heard someone snitched on this guy through crime stoppers... the person who reported his location got like 100$ from them... 2birds /w 1stone.

  • Rdubya Jun 4, 2012

    Thank you Law Enforcement for taking another career criminal off the street

  • wxfreak Jun 4, 2012

    In the words of Dr. Silberman (from T2): "Model Citizen"

  • Holy Carp. Jun 4, 2012

    Lock him up and misplace the key. Period!

  • HUSKYLOVE Jun 4, 2012

    and who ever has been helping him hide and get to Hillsborough should be charged as accessories-after-the-fact.