2 Burglary Suspects Lead Authorities on 2-County Chase
Posted April 13, 2008 8:19 a.m. EDT
Updated April 14, 2008 5:51 a.m. EDT
Fuquay-Varina, N.C. — Two burglary suspects led Fuquay-Varina police and Wake County deputies on a chase through both Wake and Durham counties early Sunday.
Investigators said they believe Tomeaka Jackson, 29, of 812 Underwood Dr., Durham, and Sederick Therone Myers, 38, of 3004 Ivy Wood Lane Apt. 108, Durham, broke into a convenience store at a Wilco Hess gas station, 100 Broad St. in Fuquay-Varina.
They damaged the door while breaking and entering and then stole some cigarettes and alcohol, according to the arrest warrants. The two fled in a car, with Myers driving.
An officer investigating the breaking and entering spotted the suspect vehicle and attempted to pull it over around 4:15 a.m. Officials said the officer turned on his blue lights and siren, but the driver refused to stop.
The chase took law enforcement up U.S. Highway 1 North through Cary and into Raleigh. Myers followed Capital Boulevard onto Interstate 540 and then took U.S. Highway 70 into Durham.
The arrest warrants state that Myers operated the vehicle in a careless and reckless manner on a highway. He allegedly drove 70 mph in a 45 mph zone and weaved in and out of traffic.
Raleigh Highway Patrol said the chase ended on Lakewood Avenue in Durham. Authorities arrested Jackson and Myers at the scene.
Both face one charge each of felonious breaking and entering, larceny pursuant to burglary or breaking and entering, and injury to real property.
Myers was additionally charged with felony speeding to elude police. His bond was set at $46,500.
Jackson was being held at the Wake County Jail under a $26,500 bond.
Both suspects have court appearances scheduled for Monday afternoon.