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Marshals make second arrest in Durham home invasions

Posted July 3, 2009 8:50 a.m. EDT

— Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested a second man wanted in four armed home invasions in Durham in late June.

Marshals apprehended Charles E. Johnson, 30, of Murray Avenue, on Lil Marcia Lane in Chapel Hill Thursday morning.

Johnson faces seven counts of second-degree kidnapping, four counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and breaking-and-entering, and one count each of first-degree sexual offense, larceny and possession of a stolen firearm.

Durham police officers arrested Jose Javier Reyes Marquez, 36, of Weather Hill Circle, in connection with the same cases last week.

The men were charged in the following incidents:

  • June 22 on North Roxboro Road – Two men armed with guns and wearing bandannas over their faces kicked in the door around 11:30 a.m. and robbed the resident of cash.
  • June 23 on Chapel Hill Road – Two men wearing bandannas over their faces robbed a man of cash, jewelry and cameras at gunpoint around 11:30 a.m. The victim was punched in the mouth and kicked during the robbery.
  • June 24 on Duke Homestead Road – A man was mowing his lawn around 1:15 p.m. when two men wearing bandannas over their faces and armed with guns forced him into the house, kicked him, ordered him to the ground and robbed him of credit cards, a cell phone and electronic items.
  • June 25 on West Knox Street – Two men armed with guns entered the house and robbed the female resident of her debit card around 11:15 a.m.