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2 Burglary Suspects Lead Authorities on 2-County Chase

Posted April 13, 2008
Updated April 14, 2008

— Two burglary suspects led Fuquay-Varina police and Wake County deputies on a chase through both Wake and Durham counties early Sunday.

Investigators said they believe Tomeaka Jackson, 29, of 812 Underwood Dr., Durham, and Sederick Therone Myers, 38, of 3004 Ivy Wood Lane Apt. 108, Durham, broke into a convenience store at a Wilco Hess gas station, 100 Broad St. in Fuquay-Varina.

They damaged the door while breaking and entering and then stole some cigarettes and alcohol, according to the arrest warrants. The two fled in a car, with Myers driving.

An officer investigating the breaking and entering spotted the suspect vehicle and attempted to pull it over around 4:15 a.m. Officials said the officer turned on his blue lights and siren, but the driver refused to stop.

The chase took law enforcement up U.S. Highway 1 North through Cary and into Raleigh. Myers followed Capital Boulevard onto Interstate 540 and then took U.S. Highway 70 into Durham.

The arrest warrants state that Myers operated the vehicle in a careless and reckless manner on a highway. He allegedly drove 70 mph in a 45 mph zone and weaved in and out of traffic.

Raleigh Highway Patrol said the chase ended on Lakewood Avenue in Durham. Authorities arrested Jackson and Myers at the scene.

Both face one charge each of felonious breaking and entering, larceny pursuant to burglary or breaking and entering, and injury to real property.

Myers was additionally charged with felony speeding to elude police. His bond was set at $46,500.

Jackson was being held at the Wake County Jail under a $26,500 bond.

Both suspects have court appearances scheduled for Monday afternoon.


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  • TheAdmiral Apr 14, 2008

    I wonder if they had anything to do with the Robbery of the Gas station in Fuquay Varina about a mile from the Hess/wilco.

  • DOG Apr 14, 2008

    Never have and never will contribute anything to society.

  • Why Is My Slim Physique Envied Apr 14, 2008

    I wonder if they had anything to do with the Trawick Rd. Hess murder/robbery...

  • Meandmytwo Apr 14, 2008

    Good they caught these criminals. Now, lets keep them off the streets for a long time.

  • dlb800 Apr 14, 2008

    Yes.. but unfortunately, the *suspects* didn't live. Sure, they will be tried, possibly even found guilty, and then get out, and commit another crime. Maybe they should use criminals to build the southern loop of 540... that may be alot cheaper.

  • Chevelle Mackaroy Apr 14, 2008

    Great job law enforcement! We are all proud of the fine job you all did.