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Suspect In Durham Slaying Arrested In New York

Posted June 29, 2006
Updated September 30, 2008

— A man wanted in connection with a slaying in Durham was arrested in New York.

Roderick Jerome Wooten was arrested around 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Brooklyn by members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force and the New York Police Department.

Wooten has been charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and being a fugitive from justice.

Wooten was wanted in connection with the Dec. 9, 2005 slaying of Michael Jason Harrington on Scout Drive near Enterprise Street in Durham. In late December, police officers believed Wooten was in a hotel room in Durham. When members of a SWAT team entered the room, they did not find the suspect. However, investigators said there was evidence in the room that Wooten had been staying there.

Wooten is currently being held in New York.


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