Durham schools locked down

Darryl Wayne Stephens (Image courtesy Durham Police Department)

March 5, 2013 5:14:17 PM PST
Police said a search for a robbery suspect in Durham caused four schools to be temporarily locked down Tuesday.

Authorities said an officer with the U.S. Marshals Service got behind the man on Alston Avenue around 12:40 p.m. and there was a brief chase.

The suspect got out of the vehicle and ran near Elmira Street. Officers searched for him in that area and police told ABC11 Hillside High School, Shepard Middle School, W.G. Pearson Elementary School, and Fayetteville Street Elementary School were locked down as a precaution.

The principal of W.G. Pearson Elementary School said that police went to the school, but it was never placed on lock down.

Darryl Wayne Stephens, 30, of Durham, captured around 1:30 p.m.

Police say he was wanted on armed robbery and kidnapping charges from a holdup in Durham February 11, a street robbery and kidnapping on February 28, and domestic violence charges from last November.

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