Suspect in Durham attacks says he hears voices

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ABC11 reporter Anthony Wilson spoke to the man accused of two separate assaults in Durham.

A man accused in two Durham attacks told ABC11 in a jailhouse interview Wednesday that he hears voices in his head.

"They tell me to do stuff that sometimes I can't control. They tell me to kill myself. They were telling me to hurt people. They were telling me to just do crazy stuff like I just, I don't know," said Samuel Jamal Hasty, 27.

Hasty denied involvement in two assaults, including one at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

He did admit he is the person seen in a surveillance picture taken in a store where the credit card of one of the victims was used.

Arrest warrants accuse Hasty, of the 800 block of Underwood Avenue, of sexually assaulting and robbing a woman along Swift Avenue on the morning of Nov. 30.

Duke University Police took out the other warrant in connection with the robbery of a woman in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Saturday afternoon.

Hasty was arrested Tuesday night on Underwood Avenue, off of Chapel Hill Street near the Duke University Road intersection.

Samuel Jamal Hasty



Anyone with information on these cases is asked to contact Durham Police Investigator B. Jones at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29330 or Duke Police Capt. Greg Stotsenberg at (919) 684-4713.

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CrimeStoppers can also be contacted at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrest in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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