Raleigh home invasion ends with police chase, crash in downtown Durham

Monday, August 27, 2018
Home inveasion ends in chase, crash
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The two suspects face multiple charges in Wake and Durham counties.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Two people have been arrested after a Raleigh home invasion turned into a police chase ending with a crash on the train tracks Monday morning in downtown Durham.

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Authorities said two people with a shotgun and machete invaded a home on Farris Court in Raleigh's Longview area and stole an SUV, a TV, cell phone and cash.

About 2:40 a.m., Durham police spotted the stolen vehicle and began to pursue it.

The pursuit ended at 2:50 a.m. when the car crashed on the train tracks near Main Street at Great Jones Street in Durham.

Witnesses said the two suspects got out of the car and ran but were both arrested after two separate foot chases.

The two were identified as Jaylen Steele, 18, and DeKenneth Covington, 20.

In Durham, the Steele and Covington will face traffic charges including felony fleeing to elude officers, possession of a stolen vehicle, and resisting police. But first, they will appear before a Wake County judge on other charges Tuesday.

No officers or other people were injured.

A neighbor, who didn't want to be identified, told ABC11 she was shocked to find out a gun had been used during the crime.

"Oh, my God. I didn't know that," she said. "I'm going to have to make sure my doors are completely locked. Yeah, because my son comes in from school, you know. Oh, that is very scary. It really is."

Police have not said whether the incident was a random event.