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Published in News on March 3, 2005 1:48 PM

Two hurt

in wrecks

Two people were injured and damages were estimated at $48,650 in eight recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported.

*A driver was injured in a two-vehicle collision at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on East Ash Street near Oak Forest Road, Goldsboro police said. Kimberly Dawn Leidy, 22, of Ashworth Drive left Wayne Memorial Hospital against medical advice, a spokeswoman said. She also was charged with failure to reduce speed after the rear-end collision. The other driver was identified as Yong Ye Li, 45, of South Berkeley Boulevard. Damages were set at $1,500.

*Damages were estimated at $8,000 in a two-vehicle crash at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday at East Mulberry and Jackson streets, police said. A southbound driver, Amy Kristen Faucette, 24, of Park Avenue, was charged with a stop-sign violation. Police said Ms. Faucette's car collided with a westbound pickup truck driven by Willie O. Sparks, 70, of Sheridan Road.

*A driver said she blacked out before his car crashed into a street sign and trees at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Street and Stoney Creek Parkway, police said. Nora H. Shaw, 80, of Bunche Drive was listed today in stable condition at Wayne Memorial Hospital, a spokeswoman said. Her southbound auto did not make the right turn, police said. Damages were put at $1,150.

*Damages were estimated at $8,500 in a two-car collision at 1:15 p.m. Monday on Budd Fields Road near Rockford Church Road, the Highway Patrol said. One northbound driver, Joseph Morgan Price, 28, of Bennett's Bridge Road, Mount Olive, was charged with failure to reduce speed after the rear-end collision. The other driver who was turning into a driveway was listed as Retha E. Whitfield, 73, of Budd Field Road, LaGrange.

*A car was demolished in a wreck at about 1 a.m. Sunday on Aycock Acres Road, the Highway Patrol said. The driver, Jason Eugene Corbett, 24, of Pate Road, Fremont, was not injured, but he was charged with reckless driving and failure to report a collision. The westbound car ran off the left side in a curve and struck trees, The car was valued at $8,000.

*Damages were estimated at $8,000 in a two-vehicle crash at 2:47 p.m. Sunday at N.C. 55 and N.C. 111, the Highway Patrol said. A northbound motorist, Jose Arnoldo Guzman Zamora, 27, of Albertson, was charged with a stop-sign violation. Troopers said the sport utility vehicle that he was driving collided with a westbound car operated by Phyllis Renee Manley, 29, of Sweetwater Drive, LaGrange.

*Damages were put at $8,000 in a two-vehicle wreck at 12:03 p.m. Saturday at N.C. 111 and Indian Springs Road, the Highway Patrol said. A westbound driver, Martha W. Davis, 67, of Country Club Road, Mount Olive, was charged with a stop-sign violation. The report said her car collided with a northbound pickup truck driven by Sally R. Bowles, 47, of U.S. 13 South, Dudley.

*A car ran into the median of U.S. 117 South near Country Club Road and damaged a cable guardrail on Saturday, the Highway Patrol said. The driver fled. Troopers said the car was registered to Antonio Contreras Valencia of Calypso. Damages were fixed at $5,500

Man robbed

A Goldsboro man said someone jumped into his car Wednesday, displayed a handgun, ordered the man drive, then struck him with the handgun, stole his money and fled.

William Murphy Vaughn, 25, told Goldsboro police that a white man stole $90, two checks and a blank check at about 12:55 p.m. when he stopped for a traffic light at North William Street and Stronach Avenue.

The suspect was described as being 6-feet-3 and 200 pounds with short black hair and a medium build. He wore an orange shirt and blue jeans.

Jewel theft

A 20-year-old Goldsboro man was arrested Wednesday by Goldsboro police and charged with the felony larceny of a half-carat diamond ring from a store in Berkeley Mall.

Antonio Montrell Moore of Courtyard Circle was placed in the Wayne County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 secured bond.

Moore was accused of looking at rings Feb. 14 at Kay's Jewelers and then stealing a ring valued at $849, Investigator Dale Foster said.

Big debt

A caregiver was accused Wednesday of opening four credit card accounts in her patient's name and running up a debt of $38,391, according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

The 83-year-old woman had been notified that her interest rates were being increased on credit cards. A relative then obtained a credit report that showed the accounts had been activated by someone else using the woman's information.


About $3,550 worth of furniture and appliances was stolen from an elderly woman's home in the 300 block of North Virginia Street, according to a Goldsboro police report. A piano, bedroom furniture, a window air conditioner, a china cabinet and china, a heater, a washer, a rocking chair, a sofa and a chair were stolen between Monday and Wednesday.

Hours reduced

A 20-year-old university student who received a prayer for judgment continued on a charge of making a rude comment as he left a Goldsboro city council meeting has received a reduction in his community service hours.

Nathan Lean of Smith Drive had been ordered by Wayne County District Court Judge Lonnie Carraway to do 48 hours. Two days later, Carraway cut the total to 24 hours -- the same amount that a co-defendant received.

The other defendant, Aaron Kornegay, 27, of Beston Road, LaGrange, did not accept the prayer for judgment and was sentenced to a 30-day suspended term and unsupervised probation and fined $100 and court costs. Kornegay appealed the judgment to Superior Court.