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Police arrest nine people, seize seven guns in Durham

Posted March 4, 2016 6:20 p.m. EST
Updated March 4, 2016 10:30 p.m. EST

— Durham police arrested nine people and seized seven guns Wednesday after responding to a suspicious vehicle call at 1 p.m. in the area of Glenbrook Drive and Dubonnet Place.

Two of the nine arrested—Marquan Leon Williams, 18, and Terry Glenn Jones, 21, both of Durham—were charged in connection with a shooting on Guess Road on Feb. 25.

Williams and Jones were both charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, two counts of felony conspiracy and two counts of damage to property for the shooting in February.

According to officials, police responded to a call about a disturbance with a weapon on Guess Road near Peppertree Street.

A witness told police he was driving on Guess Road around 12:20 p.m. when a car performed a U-turn and pulled up alongside his vehicle. The victim said a male stood up through the sunroof of the vehicle and began firing shots into his car, which struck the windshield and front grill.

Officials said a woman’s car was also struck by a bullet, but no one was injured in the incident.

Authorities said Williams and Jones were caught after a foot chase on Wednesday; three guns were also recovered.

For his actions on Wednesday, Williams was charged with two counts of possession of a stolen firearm, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and three counts of probation violation.

Jones was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting, delaying and obstructing a government official as a result of the arrest on Glenbrook Drive.

Police said Williams and Jones were being held at the Durham County Jail under a $2.08 million bond apiece.

Officers later served a warrant for Glenbrook Drive and arrested seven others and found four stolen guns, marijuana, cash, ammunition and drug paraphernalia.

Police charged:

  • James Wheeler, 21, of Durham, with possession of marijuana with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, maintaining a vehicle for the sale or delivery of controlled substances and possession of a stolen firearm;
  • Jermauciyae Abram, 18, of Durham, with possession of marijuana with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, carrying a concealed weapon, resisting, delaying and obstructing a government official and possession of drug paraphernalia;
  • Gabriel Harris, 22, of Durham, with two counts of possession of a stolen firearm and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and Shaquan Godfrey, 17, Barry Holt, 22, and Barbara McKoy, 62, with two counts of possession of a stolen firearm, and Quinellia McKoy, 22, of Durham, with possession of a stolen firearm.

Investigators said they are searching for Irease Jeffery, 22, of Durham, who is wanted on two charges of possession of a stolen firearm.

Anyone with information on Jeffrey’s whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 919-638-1200.