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Post Date:12/07/2018
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December 7, 2018

Contact: AnnMarie Breen
Senior Public Information Officer
Desk: 919-560-0826
Mobile: 919-748-1475

Durham, N.C. – Thursday evening at approximately 9:50 p.m. detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Anti Crime and Narcotics unit were conducting surveillance in the area of Roxboro St and Horton Rd after complaints of drug activity in the area.  During their surveillance, they observed a stolen Lincoln Navigator in the drive-thru at the “Cook Out” located at 4245 Roxboro St.  The vehicle, occupied by 4 people was approaching the pick-up window when detectives attempted to block it from leaving the drive-thru. The driver backed up to avoid capture, missing a car that was pulling up behind it but striking a metal pole causing damage to the back right tire.  The driver then accelerated towards a detective who was outside his vehicle narrowly missing him but striking a Sheriff’s Office vehicle and an exit sign. The driver then fled through North Duke Mall turning south onto Duke St. Detectives followed in a short pursuit that ended when the driver lost control and hit a curb in the area of Duke St and Newsome St. 
After it stopped, the driver jumped out of the vehicle and ran but was taken into custody a short distance away. The 3 occupants that remained in the vehicle and were taken into custody.  A search of the SUV was conducted and detectives recovered 4 handguns and 8 sets of keys to other vehicles, some reported stolen. 
Charged in this incident are:

Driver - Gary Timberlake 22 years old of 3419 Glasson St, Durham. He is charged with:
Possession of a stolen motor vehicle
Fleeing to elude
Hit & run with property damage
Driving while license revoked,
careless and reckless driving
possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
carrying a concealed weapon
possession of a stolen firearm
3 counts of assault on a law enforcement officer.  
He is currently in the Durham County detention center under a $100,000 bond. 
Jovani Fabian 21 years old of 245 Torain St Hillsborough
possession of a stolen motor vehicle
Fabian posted a $5000 bond and was released
Myka Alexander Walker 19 years old of 2303 NC Hwy 55 Durham Walker is charged with
possession of a stolen motor vehicle and
carrying a concealed weapon
Walker posted a $10,000 bond and was released
Torey Parker 24 years old of 723 South Point Crossing Durham Parker is charged with
possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
He is currently in the Durham County Detention Center on a $3000 bond
No one was injured as a result of this incident.




Gary Timberlake

Jovani Fabian

Myka Alexander Walker

Torey Parker

510 South Dillard Street | P.O. Box 170 | Durham, North Carolina 27702
(919) 560-0897 | Fax (919) 560-0854 |
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