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Three men arrested in Durham

Posted September 7, 2012 3:29 p.m. EDT

— A man wanted on kidnapping and firearms charges in Durham was arrested Friday by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, police said.

Nicholas Maurice Beatty, 26, of North Roxboro Street, was wanted on charges of kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault with a deadly weapon, assault by pointing a gun, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, communicating threats and discharging a firearm within the city limits.

He was arrested at an apartment at 2920 Chapel Hill Road, a Durham police spokeswoman said.

Authorities also arrested two other men who were in the apartment at the time: Dontea Cousin, 33, of Ashe Street, Durham, and Walter Chavis, 27, of Weldon Terrace, Durham.

Cousin was detained on charges that he used a vehicle to break into the Game Stop on New Hope Commons Drive in December 2010 and stealing a vehicle from Sunlight Lane during the same month.

Chavis was charged with breaking into a home on Five Oaks Drive in July and stealing several items.