Durham man jailed after Chadbourn chase

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A police chase in Chadbourn ended in drug charges during the early morning hours of Aug. 22.

Davin Jan-Michael Zimmerman, 46, of Durham and New Jersey, was held under $25,000 secured bond, according to jail reports. He was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and cocaine, driving while license revoked, fleeing to elude arrest and reckless driving. 

Chadbourn Police Cpl. T.G. Lovett and Fair Bluff Police Sgt. G. Corder in Chadbourn were manning a license checkpoint when  Zimmerman reportedly approached around 1:54 a.m., and attempted to flee. He was driving a 2015 Dodge that was reported stolen in South Carolina. He had a passenger, Joy Elisabeth Palmer, also of Durham, according to the Highway Patrol report. 

The Highway Patrol reported that Zimmerman was fleeing north on Brown Street in Chadbourn when he drove off the left, struck two concrete pillars, then came back onto the road. The car then traveled onto West Railroad, crossed. The centerline and stopped in the roadway.

Zimmerman and Palmer were transported to Columbus Regional by Chadbourn EMS.

Zimmerman shared the same address, 203 Pekoe Ave., Durham, as the victim and suspect in a murder that occurred in East Arcadia Aug. 17. The body of the victim, Kenneth Ross Covell, was found Aug. 22.

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