Hillsborough Police Looking for Suspect in Convenience Store Robbery

Hillsborough Police are asking for public assistance locating a man suspected in stealing nearly $200 worth of merchandise from a convenience store.

A message from law enforcement says the suspect stole $170 worth of goods from the Kangaroo in Hillsborough, on South Churton Street.

If anyone has any information regarding the identification of the suspect, you are asked to contact Hillsborough Police at (919) 732-9381.


4 Arrested After Hillsborough Shooting

Four suspects were taken into custody after authorities responded to a report of shots bring fired in the Fairview community on Monday.

Police said in a release that members of the Hillsborough Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call around 10:40 Monday night after arguments had allegedly been escalating throughout the evening.

Officers arrived on the scene near Tulip Tree Drive and Locust Road and found a house that had been struck by a bullet. Officials say officers then heard additional gunshots near Dixie Avenue and Wilardo Court. Authorities then found a large crowd and numerous fights that had broken out, according to a release.

Police say several weapons were seized.

No injuries were reported and no motive for the argument was given.

The four suspects taken into custody were 19-year-old Alexander “AJ” Lipford, 20-year-old Terrell Jamal Howell, 43-year-old Ronnie Renee Fuller and 44-year-old Nathan Neal Johnson Sr. Lipford was charged with resisting an officer; Howell is facing one count of resisting an officer and one count of communicating threats; Fuller was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and Johnson was charged with discharging a firearm within the town limits.

Police are asking for additional information from anyone with knowledge of the situation. You can contact Sergeant Chip White at (919) 732-9381, extension 34.


Second Suspect Arrested, Bond Reduced for Co-Defendant, Victim Paralyzed Following Chapel Hill Shooting

Bond was reduced on Monday for one suspect accused in a shooting in Chapel Hill last month.

Rahmil Dimitris Ingram was taken into custody last Monday in connection with an April 25 shooting into a home on Forsyth Drive.

A second suspect, Keiland Harris, was booked into the Orange County Jail on Thursday, according to records.

Harris and Ingram have been charged with attempted first-degree murder in the shooting. Ingram was initially held under a $750,000 bond, before his bond was reduced to $400,000. Harris’ bond, meanwhile, was set at $250,000.

Assistant District Attorney Lamar Proctor said in court Monday that authorities believe Harris to be the suspect that actually shot into the home.

“Mr. Ingram is not alleged to be the shooter but alleged to be with Mr. Harris at the time of the shooting,” Proctor told District Judge Joseph Buckner.

Ingram’s defense attorney, Mani Dexter with the public defender’s office, said that since the reports pointed to Harris being the main culprit in the incident, Ingram’s bond should be reduced.

“There were several witnesses who said that Mr. Harris, who is alleged to be the shooter, and Mr. Riggsbee had a beef with each other and they had problems with each other,” Dexter said. “But I don’t think anyone is saying that Mr. Ingram had any problems with either one of them.”

Buckner then lowered Ingram’s bond to match the $250,000 bond for Harris.

The victim in this shooting, Tyrone Riggsbee, is paralyzed from the mid-chest down following the shooting where he was struck in the spine, according to Proctor.

Both suspects are set to appear in court at a later date on the charges.


Chapel Hill Man Jailed on Rape Charge

A Chapel Hill man is being held in the Orange County Jail on a felony charge of first-degree forcible rape.

An arrest report shows 33-year-old Jesus Javier Hernandez, whose address is listed as 108 Ephesus Church Road, was extradited from the Cherokee County Jail in Gaffney, South Carolina, on Tuesday to face the allegations in Orange County.

No details surrounding the case in Chapel Hill or his arrest in South Carolina were immediately available.

Hernandez is currently being held under a $2 million secured bond.

He is scheduled to make his first appearance in Orange County Court on Wednesday afternoon.


Suspect in Chapel Hill Shooting Appears in Court

A man suspected of shooting into a home on Forsyth Drive last Monday made his first appearance in Orange County Court on Tuesday afternoon.

Rahmil Dimitris Ingram was taken into custody on Monday, one week after he was allegedly involved in a shooting early in the morning of April 25, according to police records.

Ingram has been charged with felony counts of attempted first-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon and conspiracy to commit a felony, according to an arrest report.

Assistant District Attorney Jeff Nieman said in court on Tuesday that Ingram and an additional suspect, Keiland Harris, had went to the residence looking for Tyrone Riggsbee leading up to the shooting and that a witness reported seeing a 380 caliber Ruger pistol in the cup holder of the vehicle being driven by Ingram. Nieman added that a search warrant was executed at Ingram’s home following the shooting and a weapon matching the description from the witness was found, although a ballistics report to match the weapon to the shooting on Forsyth Drive had not been done as of Tuesday afternoon.

Nieman added that Riggsbee was struck in the neck by a bullet during the shooting. The original release from Chapel Hill Police said that the victim had been transported to the UNC Hospitals Emergency Department for treatment.

No update has been given on his condition.

Ingram’s bond was reduced from $750,000 to $400,000 during his first appearance and he is scheduled to be back in court on May 9.

Harris, the other suspect mentioned, was not in custody as of the hearing Tuesday afternoon.


Arrest Made in Chapel Hill Shooting

A suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting in Chapel Hill last Monday.

A Durham man was arrested in Efland on Monday in connection with a shooting on Forsyth Drive on April 25, according to police records.

Rahmil Dimitris Ingram has been charged with felony counts of attempted first-degree murder, weapon possession by a felon and conspiracy to commit a felony, an arrest report shows.

The 23-year-old has been charged after Chapel Hill Police responded to a shooting where “multiple gunshots” were fired into an occupied residence just after three o’clock in the morning last Monday.

The initial release said a victim was struck by a bullet and transported to the UNC Hospitals Emergency Department for treatment. The investigation report says the victim was struck in the neck.

No update has been give on the victim’s condition.

Ingram is scheduled to make his first appearance in Orange County Court on Tuesday afternoon. He is currently being held on a $750,000 bond.


Suspects in Maleah Williams Shooting Sentenced on Unrelated Charges

Separate cases against the two suspects in the 2015 shooting death of an infant in Chapel Hill have reached conclusions.

Pierre Je Bron Moore and Ramone Jamarr Alston are awaiting trial for the Christmas Day shooting of one-year-old Maleah Williams. Williams was shot while in her mother’s arms outside their Trinity Court apartment as other children played outside. Williams died three days later. While Moore and Alston are being held without bond on first-degree murder charges, unrelated cases have been resolved against each individual.

Alston was recently sentenced to three 10 – 21 month terms on multiple felony charges, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Alston also has a court date set for next Monday on one count of felony possession of stolen goods.

Meanwhile, Moore was sentenced to eight to 10 months in prison on one count of felony fleeing to elude among other charges in connection with a police chase in pursuit of a car driven by Moore where vehicles reached at least 120 miles per hour.

Moore is also facing several other felony and misdemeanor drug charges, among other violations.

Alston and Moore are scheduled to appear in court for the Williams shooting on September 13, when a Rule 24 hearing could be held, which is a hearing before a judge in first-degree murder cases in North Carolina to determine whether the state will be seeking the death penalty in the case.


Fifth Suspect in Efland Murder Appears in Court

A fifth suspect in a fatal shooting in Efland earlier this year appeared in court on Friday.

Terry Glenn Jones Jr., of Durham, made his first appearance in Orange County Court in connection with the January shooting death of 22-year-old Tevin Kendrick.

Kendrick was found in the parking area of the Efland – Cheeks Community Center near an open trunk of a sedan. Deputies said Kendrick was shot numerous times. Emergency officials declared Kendrick dead at the scene.

The 21-year-old Jones has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting. Jermauciyae Abram, Barry Holt and Devon Harris are all facing first-degree murder charges in the case. Savian Turrentine has been charged with accessory after the fact to a felony.

All of those charged in the death are scheduled to appear in court in May.


Former UNC Assistant Professor Indicted On Child Pornography Charges

Former UNC assistant research professor Kuo Hsiung Yang, 33, has been indicted on federal child pornography charges Tuesday, according to WRAL.

Yang was arrested in November and charged with 10 felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation with a minor.

He was employed at UNC at the time of his arrest but the school said that he is no longer a member of the faculty, according to WRAL.

The FBI had been investigating Yang for duplicating videos of young girls being sexually assaulted, according to police reports.


Hillsborough Man Arrested On Cocaine Charges

Travis Donnell Williams of Hillsborough has been arrested and charged with 2 counts of PWISD Cocaine, 2 counts of Sell/Deliver Cocaine and 2 counts of Selling a Controlled Substance Within 1000 Feet of a School, Daycare, or Park.

Police say they received information in December that Williams was distributing “Crack” Cocaine from a residence on Forrest Street near Lakeshore Drive in Hillsborough.

The U.S. Marshal’s Taskforce arrested Williams April 25.

Williams is incarcerated in the Orange County Detention Center under a $60,000 bond for the aforementioned charges and is on Federal Probation for similar charges.

The revocation of Williams’ Federal Probation is pending.