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Fifth man charged in Durham slaying

Posted October 29, 2010 11:50 a.m. EDT
Updated October 29, 2010 2:19 p.m. EDT

— Durham police announced Friday that they have arrested a fifth man in connection with a Sept. 4 slaying and attempted robbery.

Demetrius Yarborough, 18, of 907 Scout St., faces charges of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Bernardo Ponce, 33.

Ponce was shot during an attempted robbery near his home on Chapel Hill Road. A second victim, Antoney Garcia Dominguez, 40, of Durham, survived the shooting and was taken to Duke University Hospital.

Also facing murder charges are Steven Mack, 15, Deandre Roosevelt Rucker 18, of Nebo Street, Sherwin Bilal Archie, 18, of Fargo Street, and Darrius Lavale Tyson, 18, of Chapel Hill Road. Mack was originally charged a juvenile, but a grand jury indicted him as an adult.

Yarborough was placed on probation Aug. 24 after convicted on two counts of misdemeanor larceny, conspiracy to commit credit-card theft and another conspiracy charge, according to state Department of Correction records.