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Durham man, 26, wanted on robbery charges

Posted March 30, 2010 4:14 p.m. EDT

— Durham police investigators are trying to find Lemuel Zekena “Zeke” Sherman, 26, who is wanted in connection with a robbery and shooting Friday afternoon on Cherrycrest Drive.

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 1400 block of Cherrycrest Drive around 2:45 p.m. on Friday. When they arrived, they found a 29-year-old man who had been shot in the abdomen.

The victim was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment and remained hospitalized Tuesday, police said. A second man told officers he had been robbed of cash during the same incident.

Officers were told that the suspects fled in a burgundy Jeep Grand Cherokee. A few minutes later, Officer Q.D. Tait spotted a vehicle matching the description in the 3500 block of North Roxboro Road and attempted to stop it.

The driver refused to stop and the occupants jumped out and ran on Brambury Crossing near Pickwick Trail, police said. Officers searched the area and Officer A.L. Jackson stopped a man matching the description of one of the suspects on Danube Lane near Carver Street.

The man – Jeremy Lee Burton, 22, of Thelma Street – was arrested and charged with second-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and felony conspiracy. He was placed in Durham County Jail under a $750,000 bond.

Sherman, of East Carver Street, is wanted on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony conspiracy.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Investigator Salmon at 919-560-4582, ext. 29238, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.