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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on October 7, 2004 1:58 PM

Dog finds driver

A Fremont man was charged with driving while impaired and other crimes Wednesday after he wrecked his truck and ran off into the woods.

Michael Kirby Powell, 30, of Memorial Church Road, Fremont, was charged with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, hit and run, and fugitive warrant. His bond was $1,500.

Goldsboro police said he crashed his 1969 Ford pickup truck on Fedelon Trail between William and Granville streets. A witness said she heard a loud crash and approached the truck. She saw the driver inside, his head bloody. She said he began to climb out of the truck, and she told him to stay there.

He ran toward the woods. An officer with a dog found him about 100 yards from the road, lying down on the ground because of the head injury.

He was treated at the Wayne Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, submitted to a blood test and was released. Damage to his 1969 Ford pickup truck was $4,000. Damage to two driveway columns was $1,500.


Goldsboro police are looking for Deonte Marquel Artis, 17, of Quail Drive. His mother, Pia Artis Pollard, reported him missing Wednesday. She said he was last seen Friday at home, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.


The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating the following crimes:

*Somebody reportedly stole Willie Kinsey Jr.'s bank card and made several withdrawals, totaling about $620. Altogether there were 12 transactions, said Kinsey, who lives on Miller Avenue.

*Someone entered the home of Melvin Lee Simms at Byron Place Wednesday night and took two televisions, a DVD and a microwave, all valued at $600.

*Somebody stole Elizabeth A Colbert's credit cards and made several purchases totaling about $490 at two stores in Goldsboro. Ms. Colbert, who lives in Greenville, said she reported the cards stolen on Sept. 24, but after speaking with the credit card companies, she became aware that some of the purchases had been made at the Goldsboro K-Mart and a Chevron convenience store.

*Police are looking for two teen-agers who reportedly stole a $400 digital camera from the counter at Rex T.V. and Appliances, 1200 N. Berkeley Blvd. They're described as black, of medium build, with short hair and about 5 feet, 5 inches tall.

*A man who appeared to be in his 30s jumped into a silver Honda driven by a woman Monday after helping himself to two baskets full of weight-loss medications and some Crest White Strips at the Eckerd Drug Store, 100 N. Berkeley Blvd. The items were valued at about $1,190.

*Lela C. Coley of Rockefeller Court told police at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday that, a few minutes earlier, someone took $387 in cash from her pants pocket while she was asleep at her home.

*Someone reportedly cleared out the sidewalk furnishings outside the English Cottage at 2311 E. Ash St., taking the bench, sign, vice and ash tray, all valued at about $180.

Traffic report

The N.C. Highway Patrol investigated several crashes:

*A driver ran into the side of a tractor trailer truck Tuesday morning on Memorial Church Road near Fremont. Roy Daniel Spitale Jr. of Kenly was charged with failure to yield the right of way. David Clyde Pearce of Zebulon was driving the tractor trailer for B&P Logging of Zebulon. Damage to the big truck was $6,000.

*A Dudley woman lost control of her car and overturned Monday afternoon in a curve on N.C. 55 near Mount Olive between N.C. 403 and Stanley Chapel Church Road. Erica Saenz of Nelson Smith Drive, Dudley, reportedly left the scene, and her 1994 Toyota she was driving was stopped later by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Damage to the Toyota was $7,000. She was charged with a lane control violation.