Durham man arrested after standoff

February 6, 2009 7:04:02 AM PST
Police say they arrested a man Thursday following a standoff at an apartment on Sherwood Drive.Investigators said Friday the suspect, 20-year-old Marcus Shareef, is facing additional charged.

Shareef is now charged with seven additional counts of breaking and entering, seven counts of larceny after breaking and entering and one count of attempted breaking and entering.

The charges are related to six break-ins on Campus Walk Avenue and one on Louise Circle. The break-ins occurred between November 7, 2008 and January 23, 2009.

In several cases, the apartments were entered by prying open a sliding glass door. Items stolen included television sets, computers, jewelry, a shotgun, DVD players, tools, money and clothing.

Officers went to a home Thursday to serve warrants on Shareef around 1:15 p.m. The suspect allegedly ran from the officers and hid in the building's attic.

After refusing to come out of the attic, officers evacuated the building. They found Shareef in the attic around 6 p.m.

He was initially charged with breaking into an apartment on Morreene Road in December. He is also charged with stealing a car from Morreene Rd.

Police also said Shareef faces additional charges stemming from standoff.

He is in the Durham County Jail under a $55,000 bond.


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