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Durham man arrested by Chatham County deputies after a high-speed chase

Posted Sunday, June 8, 2014

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Pittsboro, NC - Chatham County deputies arrested a suspect in a breaking-and-entering case that led to a high speed chase and crash on Thursday.

Raymond Josue Fuentes, 26 of Rosetta Drive, Durham, is charged with felony flee to elude arrest; speeding; failure to stop at a steady red light; failure to heed light and siren; failure to maintain lane control; reckless driving to endanger; aggressive driving; resisting a public officer; three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; breaking and entering; larceny after breaking and entering; possession of stolen goods/property; conspiracy to commit breaking-entering; and felony larceny.

The chase began at 1:46 p.m. Thursday. Authorities initially began pursuit because the suspect was speeding. The vehicle crashed at the intersection of U.S. Highway 64 and N.C. 87 and the suspects fled on foot. No injuries were reported.

During the chase police received a call of a breaking and entering on the 100 block American Court in Apex. Fuentes was arrested in connection with the break-in. About $8,149 worth of possessions, including guns and electronics was taken from the residence. Authorities recovered all of the firearms stolen from the residence from the vehicle at the crash scene.

Fuentes is currently in custody at the Chatham County Jail under a $40,000 secured bond. He is scheduled for court on June 9 at 9 a.m. in Chatham County District Court.

Investigators are searching for a second suspect who fled the scene.

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