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Suspect Falls Through Ceiling During Run From Police

Posted August 11, 2003 5:39 a.m. EDT

— A suspect's flight for freedom came to a crashing end Sunday.

Raleigh police officers spotted Dwayne Powell with outstanding warrants outside a southwest Raleigh apartment complex.

Police said Powell went inside the building and tried hiding in an attic shared by four apartments. While trying to break into a unit, Powell fell through the ceiling, then broke out a window to escape.

Police were waiting for him and made their arrest.