2 fugitives sought by Burlington police


Raphael Tomar Carter and Tyrell Lee Yancey

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — The Burlington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two fugitives that are known to be in the Alamance County area.

Raphael Tomar Carter, 34, is wanted for failure to appear on a previous charge of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

According to Assistant Chief C. Verdeck with Burlington police, Carter has an extensive criminal history that includes weapons violations, burglary and assault.

Tyrell Lee Yancey, 24, is wanted for failure to appear from a traffic stop that resulted in the charges of possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana and resist, obstruct, and delay a public official by fleeing from officers.

Verdeck said Yancey’s criminal history includes drug violations and assault.

Carter and Yancey are known associates and are often together, according to Verdeck.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500.

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