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Fourth suspect wanted in armed robbery, chase

Posted June 26, 2010 2:46 p.m. EDT
Updated June 26, 2010 3:41 p.m. EDT

— Durham police are seeking a fourth armed-robbery suspect who ran from police after a chase near the Duke University campus Thursday.

Joshuia Raie-Shawn Waddell, 21, of 2201 S. Alston Ave., is wanted on charges of armed robbery and conspiracy.

Investigators said Waddell was among four occupants of a red minivan that fled Thursday from officers who believed it was connected to a robbery at an apartment complex at 3600 Tremont Drive earlier that day. Its occupants fled once the driver stopped in a parking lot near N.C. Highway 751 and Science Drive.

Police caught three suspects, including a 12-year-old boy, after a brief chase.

Quishawn Lamont Smith, 16, and Tyquon Antonio Smith, 17, both of Maple Street, were charged with armed robbery and conspiracy. Quishawn was also charged with injury to property. They were both being held on bonds of more than $350,000.

Police had asked the public to be on the lookout for Waddell in March when he was named a suspect in a series of home break-ins.

State Department of Correction records show that Waddell is serving two concurrent sentences of probation for convictions in January and June on eight charges of felony breaking and entering, seven counts of larceny after breaking and entering, two counts each of felony attempted breaking and entering, obtaining property with false coins and possession of stolen goods, and misdemeanor charges of larceny and drug possession.

His criminal record dates to 2007, and he has served one two-month jail sentence, according to DOC records.

Anyone with information on Waddell’s whereabouts should call police investigators at 919-560-4583, ext. 29366 or Crime Stoppers at 683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.