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Murder suspect nabbed in Durham roundup

Posted June 24, 2011

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— The suspect in a year-old slaying was caught thanks to a tipster, Durham police said Friday.

Terrance Devon Burney was arrested late Thursday in Butner on a charge of first-degree murder in the June 14, 2010, death of Christopher Pollard, 29. Pollard was found shot outside an apartment building on Dearborn Drive, where Burney used to live.

Police said that a Crime Stoppers tipster came forward during a two-day roundup of suspects this week and helped authorities locate Burney.

He was placed in the Granville County jail and denied bond.

Police arrested 184 people on 111 felony and 275 misdemeanor charge during the roundup Tuesday and Wednesday.

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  • supernik87 Jun 24, 2011

    Con Amor - Both the felony and misd. lists are on DPD's main website at durhampolice.com, second and third down on the list of 'Latest News'.

  • boneymaroney13 Jun 24, 2011

    Hmmmm, something's wrong with this "warrant thing". How many warrants are actually outstanding in Durham. I can bet you 1,400 won't touch the correct number. Secondly, is Durham PD the only agency that worked on this "round up"? I think not. Someone needs to get "all" their facts right before posting.

  • JMackneil Jun 24, 2011

    Yay, DPD! So proud of our men and women in black (they don't wear blue).

    HUH?? All my uniforms in the closet are blue. Never worn a black uniform. Maybe someone needs to check a little closer, or not....lol

  • OpenM1nd Jun 24, 2011

    "He was placed in the Granville County jail and denied bond."

    Given the way in which this is worded, following the preceding paragraph, if I didn't know better, I would think that the tipster was placed in jail and denied bond, LOL! Nice.

  • jbarron4950 Jun 24, 2011

    I'd be curious to know if a reward was associated with this helpful tipster? Wonder if he was "picked up" as well and flipped?......OneLove

    The article reads and I quote, "Police said that a Crime Stoppers tipster came forward during a two-day roundup of suspects this week and helped authorities locate Burney."

    If the tip went through Crime Stoppers, there is a $1,200 reward. The tipster was not in custody so the flipped part doesn't make a lot of sense. I'm sure that if he was one of the criminals, the story would have included that.

  • MarvinsWife12 Jun 24, 2011

    Yay, DPD! So proud of our men and women in black (they don't wear blue).

    1400 warrants could also translate to people with multiple warrants out on them, thus 1400 people aren't wanted.

  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Jun 24, 2011

    I looked for that list of wanted people, and never could find it anywhere. I would like to see if I know any of them. How bout a link WRAL!

  • travissrt Jun 24, 2011

    I think that serving over 10% of a city's outstanding warrants over two days is very commendable. Notacop, there's a reason you are "notacop" finding these people can be very difficult!

  • ThePhwner Jun 24, 2011

    You do have to wonder though... how many people left town since they got advanced warning. I can't help but think this would be more effective as a surprise.

  • gingerlynn Jun 24, 2011

    184/1400 Um I think thats about 15% woohoo. sarcasm

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