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Woman Arrested as Accomplice in Durham Officer's Shooting

Posted October 2, 2007
Updated October 3, 2007

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— Federal authorities Tuesday arrested a Durham woman on charges she destroyed evidence after the shooting of a Durham police officer on Sept. 23.

City police said U.S. Marshals and the FBI had taken Elwanda Robertson, 29, of Belmont Drive, into custody after they found her in a car at Liberty and Spruce streets.

Police did not disclose what evidence they believe Robertson destroyed.

Robertson was charged with being an accessory after the fact in the shooting of Officer D.B. Vereen, who was wounded in the back and arm while responding to a break-in in progress at 1410-A Cherrycrest Drive.

David Wendale Williams, 22, of Normandy Street, was arrested Sept. 28 in Burlington after police there got a tip and surrounded a house. He is charged with second-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm.

Authorities are still looking for Kevin Johnson, 24. Johnson is facing the same charges as Williams.

Robertson's bail was set at a half-million dollars.

Anyone with information on Johnson's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

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