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Pair charged in Durham carjacking

Posted March 22, 2016

Tony Lamont Rochelle, left, and Antoine Dwight Blake

— Police said Tuesday they have arrested two men following a Sunday night carjacking on Chalk Level Road in Durham.

A woman told officers she was parking her 2003 Toyota Corolla at an apartment complex at 901 Chalk Level Road at about 7:30 p.m. when a man with a gun approached and demanded her car. The woman said she was able to get her 3-year-old child out of the car before the gunman got in the car and drove off.

K9 Officer K.A. Schooley spotted a car matching the description of the stolen car about two hours later on East Main Street and attempted to stop it. The driver jumped out and ran, but he was caught a few minutes later by Schooley and her K9, Kendo.

Tony Lamont Rochelle, 18, of Durham, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a stolen vehicle, larceny of a vehicle, three counts of felony probation violation, one count of misdemeanor probation violation and failure to appear in court on earlier charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and misdemeanor probation violation, as well as a federal detainer on a federal charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was being held without bond in the Durham County jail.

Antoine Dwight Blake, 17, of Durham, who was in the car when it was stopped, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and was being held under a $2,500 bond.


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  • Tron Carter Mar 22, 2016
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    Another shining example of our joke of a justice system.

    This punk was out free to rob and terrorize but had outstanding warrants for failure to appear on prior felony gun possession and probation violation charges.

    But tell us again how it's the NRA that's wreaking havoc on our country. Laughable.

    Lock him up for 25+. He's a worthless cancer to society and it's too bad the victim wasn't a CCW permit holder.

  • Lewis Smeltzer Mar 22, 2016
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    I would have been ok with the loss of at least 1 particular life.

  • Janet Ghumri Mar 22, 2016
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    Kudos to the K9 officer for spotting the car so quickly, and following through professionally, without loss of life!