Durham police and U.S. Marshals ended a six-hour standoff at a Brye Street house Monday afternoon when a man they had been looking for since a shooting incident in January surrendered to authorities who had surrounded him.
A man whom Wake Forest police charged with robbery the day after a holdup at a PNC bank branch in December 2013 was brought to the Triangle on Sunday night and slated for a first court appearance Monday.
More than 5,000 North Carolina prisoners are segregated from the general population on an average day, a practice that a national justice institute says is overused, costly and has negative mental health effects on inmates.
Gretchen Engel, director of the Durham-based Center for Death Penalty Litigation, and Cassandra Stubbs, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union Capital Punishment Project, were among a team of attorneys who used the short-lived law to convert a North Carolina death row inmate’s sentence in 2012 to life without possibility for parole.
A 22-year-old Durham woman was arrested Wednesday on felony charges, including theft of a gun, in connection with a string of break-ins to cars in neighborhoods off Garrett Road on the city's west side.