Durham County

September 4, 2014

Woman accused of ramming Durham police car captured in Raleigh

Durham city and county and Raleigh authorities on Wednesday arrested a woman whom Durham police charged with purposely ramming an officer's cruiser and fleeing when police tried to arrest her in July.

A woman accused of several crimes in Durham earlier this year was arrested in Raleigh on Wednesday evening, according to Durham police.

Deleshia Denise Wilson was arrested by Durham and Raleigh police and Durham County sheriff’s deputies. Wilson is accused of ramming a police cruiser and fleeing in July and being involved in a car theft and conspiring in a robbery in February, according to Durham police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.

Wilson was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, felony hit-and-run, assault on a government official, injury to property, not having a driver’s license and resisting arrest.

Other charges included conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, stealing a motor vehicle, identity theft and both felony and misdemeanor larceny.

Michael said an officer received minor injuries in July after Wilson backed a pickup truck into the driver’s side of his cruiser.

On Aug. 28, Durham police asked for the public’s help in finding Wilson, but they did not disclose if any CrimeStoppers tips led to her arrest.

She was being held in the Durham County Jail in lieu of $625,000 bail.

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