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Deputies Give Up Search for Armed Man

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BAHAMA — Armed and possibly dangerous. That's how DurhamCounty deputies described a man who fired shots at a friend, then eludeddeputies for more than 12 hours.

But shortly before 11 p.m., officersDanny Greene was arrested. He is not free pending trial after postingbail.

They say Danny Greene was armed with a high powered rifle. Theytried to flush him out of a wooded area in northtern Durham County for sixhours Wednesday, but gave up their search about 12:30 p.m.

Bahama in Northern Durham County looked like abattlefield Wednesday. Almost 30 officers searched frantically for Greene, 37. Authorities said Greene fired shots at his friend, EddieMurphy, earlyWednesday morning. Murphy sayshe told Greene to get his life together, and Greene opened fire, justmissing Murphy's head.

Greene, whom authorities said has a history of drug abuse, escapedinto the woods.

Durham County Sheriff's Deputy William Black saysGreene was recentlyarrested for a DWI at the beach. After missing his court date, Greene felthe had nothing else to do but go to jail. He also coming off a drugaddiction.

Greene, dressed in full camoflage, managed to eludepolice. After six hours of searching, authorities still hadn't foundDanny Greene.

Greene reportedly had many secret hideouts in the woods around Bahama.