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Pair charged following Durham police chase, shooting

Posted May 3, 2011

— Police have charged two men after a Monday afternoon chase in which a patrol car was rammed and an officer fired at a suspect.

Joshua Caleb Jones, 25, of U.S. Highway 70 in Hillsborough, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, felony larceny and attempted larceny.

Jason Daryoush Sakuei, 32, of University Station Road in Durham, was charged with attempted larceny and aiding and abetting larceny.

Officers were responding to a reported theft at the Home Depot store on North Pointe Drive on Monday when one of the suspected thieves jumped into a van, rammed the patrol car and drove off, police said.

The van crashed a short time later at the intersection of Duke and Corporation streets, and the driver was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment.

The other suspected thief was apprehended at the Home Depot, police said.


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  • jmenot May 5, 2011

    the sbi is still looking into it

  • armedchick May 4, 2011

    jmenot- maybe i missed something but has there been a police involved shooting recently (in Durham) where the officer was not cleared by the sbi? Just wondering about your overreacting "again" response.

  • jmenot May 3, 2011

    i looked up sakuei and it seems he is older than the other young man and has his on lengthy record.he sounds like the bad influence to me. have to be careful here i have heard that the bullet went through the back of his arm. hmmm... hope the sbi does it's job on this one. everybody has problems. also heard that the guy is prone to seizures when a panick attack comes on. i hope the good old boys in durham didn't overreact again. glad no stray bullets hit other bystanders.

  • One Good Dad May 3, 2011

    It's a pretty day.

  • Eastern N.C. Native May 3, 2011

    It sure is hot outside.

  • tobywilliamson58 May 3, 2011

    Man, we need some rain!!

  • gingerlynn May 3, 2011

    Nice, Joshua hasn't been out of prison a month. Sakuei needs to find a better circle of friends.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU May 3, 2011

    @imdicktrickle, guess you'll have to move to another story to meet your "I want blood" quota for the day... (shrug)

  • carolinablueline May 3, 2011

    Yesterday it was written that somebody was shot in the arm. Today no mention except in the headline. Was there a shooting or just a wreck?

  • Glock23 May 3, 2011

    For a minute there the title or this story made me believe two people were charged for "following Durham Police chase and shooting." A.k.a. obstruction of a plice officer, etc.