Criminal Justice News

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Six Hour Standoff in North Carolina Ends in Arrest by U.S. Marshals and Durham Police Department

Durham, NC – On January 28, 2015, at around 10:00 PM the Durham Police Department responded to a disturbance at the 100 block of Woodcrest in Durham. As officers arrived on the scene, multiple shell casings were visible in the street and driveway of the residence. A male later to be identified as Linwood Fred Clay, a 26 Year old, black male, allegedly entered an occupied residence, physically grabbed one victim and put a pistol to another victim’s head. At that point it is alleged that Clay fired several shots at another occupant standing at the top of the stairwell. Clay then allegedly ran out of the house and jumped into the passenger seat of a vehicle and fled the scene. A multitude of warrants were issued for Clay by the Durham Police Department: Assault With a Deadly Weapon Intent To Kill, Discharge Weapon Into Occupied Property, Second Degree Kidnapping, Break & Enter Into Building-Intent to Terrorize, and Possession of Firearm by Felon.

On March 30, 2015, at 5:42 PM, Clay, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) and the Durham Police Department. Members of the JFTF developed and verified information leading to Clay’s whereabouts. The JFTF attempted to arrest Clay around noon at a residence in the 800 block of Brye Street in Durham. However, upon entry Clay barricaded himself in the attic and refused to come out. JFTF quickly surrounded the residence. Officers determined that Clay was armed and considered homicidal and suicidal. JFTF requested the assistance of the Durham Police Department’s Hostage Negotiators and the Selective Enforcement Team. Clay surrendered shortly thereafter due to the extraordinary efforts of the JFTF and the Durham Police Department. Clay was transported to the Durham Police Department were he is currently being held.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.

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