Two arrested after chase, one sought in Durham gun thefts

rgallagher@newsobserver.comFebruary 12, 2014 

— Police arrested two men Tuesday night and were looking for a third after they chased a stolen vehicle that had been reported as the getaway car in the theft of numerous guns from a home earlier in the day.

The van in which the men were riding crashed into a truck at Horton and Guess roads after running a red light and hitting a truck, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

Officer J.D. Haynes captured one man at the crash scene, and a second was captured by Cpl. D.A. Ferrell and other officers after they chased him into woods behind nearby stores, Michael said.

D’Marcus Kyonte Steele, 19, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny, injury to real property, possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting an officer and was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Adrian J. Tucker, 22, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and was being held on $50,000 bail.

Ferrell had spotted the stolen vehicle in a parking lot near Blackwell Street and Lakewood Avenue and started following it, Michael said.

The chase began when police tried to stop the vehicle on Hillandale Road and the driver sped off, she said.

The gun theft happened on Shoreham Street during the afternoon, police said, and officers had been watching for the van citywide.

The van was taken Monday evening from the 900 block of Fayetteville Street, where it had been left with the keys in the ignition, Michael said.

The number of guns stolen was not immediately available.

Gallagher: 919-829-4572

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