A State Trooper arrested a murder suspect Sunday after first giving chase to him following a routine traffic stop in Butner, losing track of him, then encountering him as he walked along the road.
The person arrested was Timothy Moore, 31, of 1214 Granby Street, Durham, a suspect in the murder of a store clerk and and the serious injury of another employee during the April 27 robbery of the Fast Food Mart, 2106 Broad Street, Durham.
“At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2016, a trooper was on patrol when he observed a Ford passenger vehicle run a stop light on C Street in Butner,” the Highway Patrol said in a news release.
At the time of the traffic stop, the suspect first slowed down, then drove off quickly in a car reported as stolen in Greensboro.
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“After a short pursuit, the vehicle eventually crashed at the intersection on Veasay Road and Old Oxford Highway and the driver fled on foot,’ the release said. “After an extensive search with assistance of a local law enforcement canine, the search was eventually called off.”
However, as two troopers drove back toward Durham, they saw Moore walking on Old Oxford Highway and arrested him with no problem. Moore, wanted in the death of Nafez Jalal, 57, was taken to the Granville County Detention Center and has a Monday court appearance scheduled.