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Marshals make second arrest in Durham home invasions

Posted July 3, 2009

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— Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested a second man wanted in four armed home invasions in Durham in late June.

Marshals apprehended Charles E. Johnson, 30, of Murray Avenue, on Lil Marcia Lane in Chapel Hill Thursday morning.

Johnson faces seven counts of second-degree kidnapping, four counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and breaking-and-entering, and one count each of first-degree sexual offense, larceny and possession of a stolen firearm.

Durham police officers arrested Jose Javier Reyes Marquez, 36, of Weather Hill Circle, in connection with the same cases last week.

The men were charged in the following incidents:

  • June 22 on North Roxboro Road – Two men armed with guns and wearing bandannas over their faces kicked in the door around 11:30 a.m. and robbed the resident of cash.
  • June 23 on Chapel Hill Road – Two men wearing bandannas over their faces robbed a man of cash, jewelry and cameras at gunpoint around 11:30 a.m. The victim was punched in the mouth and kicked during the robbery.
  • June 24 on Duke Homestead Road – A man was mowing his lawn around 1:15 p.m. when two men wearing bandannas over their faces and armed with guns forced him into the house, kicked him, ordered him to the ground and robbed him of credit cards, a cell phone and electronic items.
  • June 25 on West Knox Street – Two men armed with guns entered the house and robbed the female resident of her debit card around 11:15 a.m.

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  • mproctor2 Jul 3, 2009

    role models for the community............

  • RonnieR Jul 3, 2009

    That would be Ed Hurley. BHO appointed the former Chief Deputy to be the US Marshal for the Middle District last March.

  • I_am_not_Jeff Jul 3, 2009

    Good see Marshal Riddick on the Job, I know I can sleep safe at nights knowing he is runing around on the streets!!!!

  • Tax Man Jul 3, 2009

    Please let them come visit me and I will introduce them to my .45 - these folks need a taste of their own medicine and a home invasion gives the homeowner the RIGHT to kill the invaders, no questions asked! I would not hesitate or even give them any notice that I was there.

  • turtledove Jul 3, 2009

    Did I miss something? Why are we just hearing about this now? These incidents happened in broad daylight not in the cover of darkness not that it matters when you have serial robbers around. Thanks Durham Police Department for the heads up on serial robbers in our mist.