Suspect in Durham carjacking sought after crash

Police are still searching for a man who has been tied to three different crime scenes in Durham Thursday night.
April 18, 2014 3:20:04 PM PDT
Police are still searching for a man who has been tied to three different crime scenes in Durham Thursday night.

Investigator said it all started after officers tried to stop 21-year-old Kenneth Bailey Jr. around 9:15 p.m. on Liberty Street at Railroad Avenue.

Bailey allegedly took off, went the wrong way on a one-way street, and then crashed at Mangum and Morgan streets, near City Hall.

When Bailey's vehicle crashed, police found two unidentified women and a toddler inside.

A firefighter, who responded to the scene, was seen consoling the frightened child, while the other passengers were treated on the sidewalk. All three were taken by ambulance to the hospital.

After the crash, Bailey escaped on foot and ran to a nearby McDonald's restaurant where he allegedly carjacked someone in a pick-up truck.

Police followed the carjacked truck to North Street where they say Bailey jumped and ran at Hargrove Street.

Police K9s were brought in to search for him, but were unsuccessful.

Bailey's criminal record includes felony drug possession, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of stolen goods.

Anyone who knows Bailey's whereabouts should contact the Durham Police Department.


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