DPD District 3 Criminal Investigations Newsletter

Hello to all neighbors in District Three,

Jamel Tyree Lunsford 5/4/97

District 3 Investigators obtained warrants on Jamel Lunsford charging him with Robber with a Dangerous Weapon (Firearm) and Assault with a deadly weapon because he hit the victim in the face with the butt of the gun in the commission of the robbery that took place at the Golden Pizza on Chapel Hill Road. Lunsford and his friends are still at large and they have been committing armed robberies throughout the district. But the good news is he should be hearing from us very soon. If you see him do not attempt to apprehend him, call 911 immediately and tell us where you saw him and what he was wearing.

Carlos Devon Staton 4/29/93

After an extensive investigation, District 3 Investigators obtained warrants on Carlos Staton charging him with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury and Discharging a Firearm in the City Limits. These charges stem from a robbery gone bad where the victim was shot multiple times. This robbery took place in the Best Buy parking lot in New Hope Common. This incident was not random the victim and the suspect knew each other. Staton is still at large and he too will be hearing from us shortly. But if you see him first please do not try to apprehend him just call 911 and tell us where you saw him and what he was wearing.

Both of these guys should be considered armed and very dangerous.

With that said, remember the holiday season is upon us. Please be careful and remember to protect your valuables by not putting them in plain sight in your cars.

Remember to lock your cars when you leave them and at night park in well lighted areas.

Remember when you are going to your cars after shopping keep your car keys in your hand so that there is no delay in opening your doors.

That’s all for now, enjoy your holiday!

Until next time…stay safe!


Sergeant K.L. Johnson
Durham Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division
District 3
8 Consultant Place
Durham, North Carolina 27707
919-560-4583 ext 29359 (Office)
919-907-9810 (City Cell)