- on the 100 block of Cole Street May 8 in which the basement door was kicked in.
- on the 400 block of West Cameron Avenue May 8.
- on the 100 block of Stinson Street May 6 in which entrance was gained using an unlocked door and cash and other items stolen.
- on the 100 block of Isley Street May 4.
- on the 1100 block of N.C. 54 bypass May 3.
Sgt. Douglas Hemingway was treated and released from UNC Hospitals.
The suspect reportedly had attempted to steal a car at the Quick Mart gas station, located at 255 S. Churton St. at the intersection with Orange Grove Street. The driver of that car followed the suspect and called 911, reporting that the suspect had driven into the Orange County Department of Social Services parking lot on Mayo Street.
When Hemingway arrived in the parking lot, the suspect put the car he was driving into reverse, hitting two parked vehicles and causing damage to both. The suspect then fled on foot toward Churton Street. The officer followed in his vehicle, stopping the suspect in front of the KFC restaurant, 353 S. Churton St., across from Capital Ford of Hillsborough.
A short chase on foot ensued. Then the suspect attempted to steal the police car. Sgt. Hemingway pulled the suspect out of the car through the driver window, and a struggle ensued. Additional officers arrived, and the suspect was taken into custody at 10:31 a.m.
Davon Rucker, 29, of Atmore, Ala., was charged with two felonies (assault with injury to a law enforcement officer and possession of a stolen vehicle) and one misdemeanor (resisting an officer). Additional charges are pending. Rucker was placed in Orange County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.
Rucker may be a suspect in a carjacking in Atlanta, in which a 79-year-old woman was seriously injured when the suspect in that incident pulled the woman out of her car and possibly ran over her. The car Rucker fled in the Orange County Department of Social Services parking lot is owned by the Atlanta victim.
Compiled by correspondent Carlton Koonce.