Durham County

April 18, 2014

Durham police seek man after two chases, wreck

Durham police had arrest warrants Friday and were looking for a man who twice eluded them on foot after car chases, one of which included a wreck at a downtown intersection.

Police swore out an arrest warrant Friday for a suspect whom they chased twice in two different vehicles after trying to stop the first one Thursday night, officials said.

The chase began between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. on Liberty Street after police used their car lights to stop a vehicle and the driver sped away instead.

The car crashed at , and two passengers in the car were taken to Duke University Hospital, though police said they did not appear to have life-threatening injuries.

The driver fled on foot and, a short distance away, frightened two people who fled from their pickup truck and he took it.

Police took up another chase, but the man escaped when he abandoned the pickup a short time later.

Police did not disclose the name of the man they were seeking.

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