Durham teen arrested on robbery charges

April 8, 2008 5:54:00 PM PDT
A Durham teen was arrested Tuesday on robbery and weapons charges stemming from an incident Monday afternoon in McDougald Terrace.

When officers responded to a disturbance on Ridgeway Avenue at 12:27 p.m. Monday, they found Marquaseo Andrews, 18, injured inside an apartment on Wabash Street.

A 21-year-old man who was at the scene told officers he had been in his car on Ridgeway Avenue when a teen approached him, pointed a gun at him and said, "Give it up." The teen then fired several shots at the victim, but the victim was not injured. The victim was robbed of his wallet, jewelry and a cell phone.

The victim told officers he saw the teen, later identified as Andrews, in a field near Ridgeway Avenue a short time later and drove after him through the field.

The victim told officers Andrews fired shots at him and one bullet struck the victim's vehicle. The victim then struck Andrews with his vehicle, causing him to roll onto the hood and hit his head on the windshield, according to investigators.

The victim followed Andrews into an apartment on Wabash Street, where the victim demanded the return of his property and hit Andrews several times before sheriff's deputies were able to break up the disturbance.

Andrews suffered head injuries and was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment. He was released from the hospital Tuesday and taken to Durham County Jail.

He is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, going armed to the terror of the public, assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm within the city limits. Bond for Andrews was set at $250,000.


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