Police videos released in chase, crash that killed Durham County detention officer
A police chase that reached speeds of 75 mph wound through downtown Durham four months ago before ending in a crash that killed a Durham County detention officer, according to police videos of the chase released Monday.
Officers were trying to stop a Honda Accord on Aug, 2 that had been reported stolen at gunpoint from Alston Avenue earlier in the day. The driver sped off and was chased by police for at least 10 minutes before colliding with a Chevrolet Impala and a Hyundai Sonata at the intersection of Club Boulevard and North Duke Street.
The driver of the Hyundai, Brooke Lyn Maynard, 24, of Durham, died at the scene, police said. She had worked for the Durham County Sheriff’s Office as an officer at the county jail.
Tomaris Lamont Parker, 33, of Durham, is charged with second-degree murder, felony death by vehicle, failure to stop at a red light and eluding arrest in a motor vehicle causing a death. He remains in the county jail under a $2 million bond.
Deshon Carrington, who police said was in the stolen Honda at the time, is charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. he remains in jail under a $100,000 bond.
“I don’t remember what happened,” Parker told WRAL News from jail. “I don’t remember nothing.”
According to a search warrant obtained by police, Parker admitted to smoking crack cocaine and drinking alcohol before the chase.
“I just want to apologize for whatever wrongdoings I may have caused,” he said. “I found out someone lost their life . . . and I didn’t have no intentions of hurting anyone.”