David Durham- Oregon- 2011 Apr 19, 2014 7:50:36 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Apr 19, 2014 7:50:36 GMT -5
Fugitive Profile as of August 10th, 2014 (based on FBI.gov profile):
Date(s) of Birth Used: March 11, 1967
Place of Birth: Oregon
Weight: 160 to 185 pounds
Hair: Blondish Brown - Long
Remarks: Durham is known to possess survival skills. He was wearing full green camouflage at the time of his disappearance, as well as tan or dark boots, and a dark-colored beret. In the past, he has expressed a desire to travel or is believed to have traveled to California, the Caribbean, and Thailand.
Who to call if you've seen him: Local FBI field office or embassy or submit a web tip at tips.fbi.gov
"Cop Shooter On The Run In Upper Northwest
David Anthony Durham is the prime suspect in the traffic stop shooting of Lincoln City Police Officer Steven B. Dodds on January 23, 2011.
Up until Jan. 23, 2011, David Durham was a pest, at best, to law enforcement. But that night, in Lincoln City, Ore., Durham became "Public Enemy No. 1."
That's because when Lincoln City Officer Steven B. Dodds pulled Durham over for speeding shortly before 11 p.m., authorities say Durham opened fire on Officer Dodds, striking him multiple times.
According to police, Durham sped away from the scene, while Officer Dodds -- clinging to life -- called the shooting in to dispatch.
Emergency responders arrived and immediately took Officer Dodds to a nearby hospital, but he was eventually transferred by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. There he currently remains in critical, but stable, condition, and he seems to be improving with each passing day.
Approximately a half-hour after Durham allegedly shot Officer Dodds, police in Newport, Ore., caught up to Durham's car. According to reports, Durham tried to elude officers on the coastal Highway 101. Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies anticipated he would continue down that stretch of road, and they deployed spike strips to burst his tires. Though their plan worked, Durham managed to abandon his 1984 Dodge SUV, and ran off into the woods, police say.
He's been on the run ever since.
Seaside City Riled By SWAT Teams As Manhunt Continues
Ofcr. Steven Dodds is a celebrated officer with the Lincoln City (Ore.) Police Department. His colleagues named him "Officer of the Year" in 2010.
For nearly a week after Durham went on the run, the seaside city of Waldport had been on virtual lockdown, as residents anxiously, and fearfully, waited for the manhunt to wind down.
Waldport, located about 10 miles south of Newport, is where authorities suspect Durham might have fled to right after the shooting.
The following morning, approximately 100 cops descended upon the quaint waterfront city. SWAT teams patrolled the area, as officers went door-to-door in a desperate attempt to rout the alleged cop-shooter out. Unfortunately, their efforts yielded few results.
Upon ditching his car that night, Durham ran off into the woods, while his best friend, "Huckleberry" -- a 2-year-old salt-and-pepper colored Blue Healer Australian Cattle Dog -- ran off in the opposite direction.
Fugitive's Dog Found Safe; Suspect Might Have Fled State
Durham was believed to be traveling with Huckleberry, his salt-and-pepper colored Blue Healer Australian Cattle Dog.
When authorities searched Durham's property, they realized that "Huckleberry" was nowhere to be found.
But days later, around 11:14 a.m. on Jan. 26, a Waldport resident reported seeing a dog matching Huckleberry's description roaming around her backyard. The Oregon State Police SWAT Team and Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies arrived and confirmed the sighting. When they called out to Huckleberry, he responded and came their way. The dog was clearly injured, and Animal Services personnel lured the dog into a pickup truck with food so they could transport him to a veterinarian's office in Newport.
Within the week, after vets had a chance to care for him, authorities turned the dog over to Durham's family members.
Upon retrieving the dog, officers and SWAT team members scoured the area searching for Durham -- but once again, he managed to evade them.
Now, after more than a monthon the run, cops believe Durham might have fled the state. Despite numerous door-to-door searches throughout the Waldport community, cops say they've found no evidence indicating that Durham's still in the area. On Saturday, Jan. 29, the FBI intervened, charging Durham with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
The new federal charge stems from the fact that, according to the FBI, "investigators cited the fact that Durham has expressed a desire to travel or is believed to have traveled to California, the Caribbean and Thailand in the past."
Durham, a tall, white male, has no other distinguishing features besides his long, brown hair. He is believed to be wearing a full-body camouflage outfit and a dark beret, as seen in multiple photos they've released to the media -- including one taken just 30 minutes prior to the alleged shooting of Lincoln City Police Officer Dodds.
Doctors strongly believe Ofcr. Dodds will make a full recovery, and they even released him from the hospital after a month of round-the-clock care."
Thoughts? Above is the archived profile of AMW fugitve David Durham who was profiled initially as a breaking news commercial break case, then again in February of 2011, and another time in March of 2011.
I believe HeadMarshal said either here or on the old amw.com forums and I agree that there is evidence to suggest Durham killed himself shortly afterwards. He fled into the woods, and at the time he probably thought he had likely killed Officer Dodds (who thank goodness survived). In addition, from what I read, there have been no reports of AMW receiving many credible tips. The first airing received pretty much nothing according to one article but it was just a 8-second breaking news profile as mentioned before.
Also, although there are many credible candidates, in my opinion it is telling Durham has never been added to the FBI's top 10 list despite being a featured fugitive wanted for the attempted murder of a police officer. That suggests to me even they may have believed he is possibly deceased if they reviewed but declined to add him to their list.
In addition, a number of true crime blogs have wondered if David Durham could have anything to do with the Kyron Horman case, since his house was close to the grid area where police searched for Horman. In my opinion though, there is nothing to suggest Durham had anything to do with that case besides the fact he lived close by. I don't believe Durham had anything to do with Kyron's disappearance but that's just my opinion.
If Durham is still alive, I think California's a good possibility being it is where they thought he may have fled to initially. I think anywhere in the Northwest (Washington state jumps out at me) is a good possibility as well. He doesn't strike me as a guy who'd flee to Mexico, and if he fled out the U.S., in my opinion it would be more likely he fled to Canada since he was closer to there.
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