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Police arrest nine people, seize seven guns in Durham

Posted March 4

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— Durham police arrested nine people and seized seven guns Wednesday after responding to a suspicious vehicle call at 1 p.m. in the area of Glenbrook Drive and Dubonnet Place.

Two of the nine arrested—Marquan Leon Williams, 18, and Terry Glenn Jones, 21, both of Durham—were charged in connection with a shooting on Guess Road on Feb. 25.

Williams and Jones were both charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, two counts of felony conspiracy and two counts of damage to property for the shooting in February.

According to officials, police responded to a call about a disturbance with a weapon on Guess Road near Peppertree Street.

A witness told police he was driving on Guess Road around 12:20 p.m. when a car performed a U-turn and pulled up alongside his vehicle. The victim said a male stood up through the sunroof of the vehicle and began firing shots into his car, which struck the windshield and front grill.

Officials said a woman’s car was also struck by a bullet, but no one was injured in the incident.

Authorities said Williams and Jones were caught after a foot chase on Wednesday; three guns were also recovered.

For his actions on Wednesday, Williams was charged with two counts of possession of a stolen firearm, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and three counts of probation violation.

Jones was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting, delaying and obstructing a government official as a result of the arrest on Glenbrook Drive.

Police said Williams and Jones were being held at the Durham County Jail under a $2.08 million bond apiece.

Officers later served a warrant for Glenbrook Drive and arrested seven others and found four stolen guns, marijuana, cash, ammunition and drug paraphernalia.

Police charged:

  • James Wheeler, 21, of Durham, with possession of marijuana with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, maintaining a vehicle for the sale or delivery of controlled substances and possession of a stolen firearm;
  • Jermauciyae Abram, 18, of Durham, with possession of marijuana with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, carrying a concealed weapon, resisting, delaying and obstructing a government official and possession of drug paraphernalia;
  • Gabriel Harris, 22, of Durham, with two counts of possession of a stolen firearm and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and Shaquan Godfrey, 17, Barry Holt, 22, and Barbara McKoy, 62, with two counts of possession of a stolen firearm, and Quinellia McKoy, 22, of Durham, with possession of a stolen firearm.

Investigators said they are searching for Irease Jeffery, 22, of Durham, who is wanted on two charges of possession of a stolen firearm.

Anyone with information on Jeffrey’s whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 919-638-1200.

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  • Ben Wellington Mar 7, 2016
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    If liberals really want to stop gun violence they should institute a 20 year minimum sentence for anyone in possession of an illegal firearm. Those criminals are going to think twice about running around with these illegally purchased guns when they know they are going to prison for 20 years

  • Craig Elliott Mar 5, 2016
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    The story was edited after posting. The original said "$2800 bond" and was changed to "$2.08 million bond apiece."

  • James Hicks Mar 4, 2016
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    Math is off there a little bit... Bail Bondsmen charge a minimum of 10%.

    2.08 million X 0.10 == $208,000

    Bear in mind, going through a bail bondsman means you don't get any of that cash back. Good luck finding someone to fork over close to a quarter million. Paying a secured bond would be a little worse.... I doubt anyone with assets totaling over $2 million would risk losing it for this.... individual.

  • Sibylle Lashley Mar 4, 2016
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    What a joke! Just send them back out and let them kill this time.. This is never going to get any better as long those knuckle heads don't get locked up

  • Doug Bogard Mar 4, 2016
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    Can anyone put a name to the "wral edit" that made it a $2800 bond?
    If that is an elected official, I will not help re-elect them. If they are not elected, how do we get them fired?

  • Gran Queso Mar 4, 2016
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    This is why things will never get better in Durham. Magistrate's and judicial officials are light on criminals. It is not until someone dies or something just as tragic occurs does any bother to actually try and send a message to these criminals. You will not hear speeches on being tough on crime until election time comes around or all of sudden someone other than the police have to answer to outrages.

  • Doug Smallen Mar 4, 2016
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    2,800 bond, what a joke and tradegy.