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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on March 6, 2005 2:00 AM

Driver injured

in rollover crash

A driver was ejected from his sport utility vehicle Friday after it overturned several times following a collision with a car at Harris Street and South Andrews Avenue, Goldsboro police reported.

Jack Shane Carter, 28, of Lake Avenue, Dudley, was rushed by ambulance to Wayne Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Carter was listed Saturday night in stable condition, a spokeswoman said.

The other driver, Joshua Matthew Hunt, 25, of Prince Avenue, was charged with driving while impaired and a safe-movement violation.

The report said Hunt was traveling east on Harris Street, then stopped at about 7:23 a.m. in the center turn lane and started to make left turn onto South Andrews Avenue. The front left corner of the car that Hunt was driving struck the back left quarter panel of the SUV that Carter was driving. The impact caused the SUV to roll over several times, and it stopped right side up, 160 feet from impact.

Hunt and two women passengers were not injured.

Damage was estimated at $5,000 to each vehicle.

In other collisions:

*Both drivers were injured in a two-car crash at 10:22 a.m. Friday at North William Street and Stronach Avenue, police said. Dishonda Renee Weeks, 27, of South Alabama Avenue and Stephanie Renae Bell, 31, of Windyfield Drive were treated and released from Wayne Memorial Hospital, a spokesman said. The report said Ms. Weeks started to make a left turn and her car collided with Ms. Bell's oncoming, southbound auto. Ms. Weeks was charged with a yield violation where a left turn is not permitted. Damages were set at $1,000.

*Two people were injured in a one-car wreck at 5:25 a.m. Friday at North Drive and Royall Avenue, police said. The driver, Jennifer L. Holt, 34, of Paul Place, and her passenger, Michael Scott James, 39, of Sunny Hill Court, were released after emergency-room treatment. The southbound car had run through the stop sign and slid down a bank. Ms. Holt was charged with a stop-sign violation and suspicion of driving while impaired. Damage was put at $1,000.

*A driver was injured in a two-vehicle collision at 2:03 p.m. Saturday at North William Street and Patetown Road, police said. Yvonne Lorraine Davis, 28, of Middlesex was released after emergency-room treatment. The other driver, Lynette Atkinson, 27, of Sharpsburg, was charged with a yield violation. Police said Ms. Atkinson was turning left onto Patetown Road and her sport utility vehicle collided with Ms. Davis' oncoming, northbound car. Damages were fixed at $8,000.

Man sentenced

for robberies

A 29-year-old man from Wilson has been sentenced in Wayne County Superior Court to about four to six years in prison after being convicted of two armed robberies.

Felix Hernandez was accused of robbing a convenience store at N.C. 55 and N.C. 111 on June 25 with two other men.

After the suspects fled from the store, the victims notified authorities with a description of the getaway car. Wayne County Sheriff's Sgt. Carter Hicks stopped the car on U.S. 117 South. The three men had large sums of money, totaling about $900. They were identified, arrested and jailed.

One of the other suspects, Omar Venegas, 23, of Wilson, testified against Hernandez and will be sentenced later.

After hearing Venegas' testimony and that of several sheriff's officers, the jury needed only 26 minutes to return a guilty verdict in the four-day trial.

Hernandez was sentenced by Judge Jack Jenkins to 50 to 69 months in prison.

The third defendant, Carlos Antonio Ramos, 32, of Wilson, pleaded guilty Dec. 13 to two counts of armed robbery and was sentenced to 38 to 55 months.

Suspicious fires

Houses at 1101 N. George St. and 1009 N. Center St. were damaged Friday in fires that authorities have called suspicious.

Police Officer C.M. Lilly saw the fire on North George Street and notified the Fire Department at 5:24 p.m. Firefighters quickly put out the blaze. The house was vacant, police said.

Damage to the two-floor, wood-frame house was estimated by police at $2,500. The owner was listed as Derrick L. Sauls of Raleigh.

A neighbor reported the Center Street fire at 7:15 p.m. Firefighters arrived and quickly put out the fire. Damage was estimated by police at $25,000 to the brick home.

Fire Department officials turned over a further investigation to police.

Woman beaten

A 20-year-old Goldsboro woman says she was assaulted between Thursday night and Friday by a man in her home on Alpha Court, a Goldsboro police report said.

Morra Harris said the man beat her with a baseball bat, punched and choked her. She did not receive hospital treatment, a Wayne Memorial spokesman said.

Police arrested the woman's live-in boyfriend, Earl Thomas McLean, 23, and charged him with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and false imprisonment. He was placed in the Wayne County Jail without bond.

Robbery try

A man entered a Goldsboro home Saturday, loaded a handgun, pointed it at the resident and demanded $50, according to a police report.

The resident, James Ray Moses Jr. of North Pineview Avenue, told the intruder that he had no money and then was assaulted.

Police responded quickly and arrested a Goldsboro man in Moses' yard. Lester Clinton Jr., 21, of Tuskeegee Street was charged with two felonies, attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and two misdemeanors, carrying a concealed weapon and assault by pointing a gun. He was placed in the Wayne County Jail in lieu of a $31,000 secured bond.

Scam alert

A Pikeville woman was called by a National Grant Co. representative who said she could receive a government grant of up to $20,000. The caller then requested her bank account number, according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

The caller telephoned three times, but the woman refused to disclose the information. The woman's caller ID showed that the call came from Kirkland, Wash. The caller also gave a toll-free number to call, but the number was not in service, the report said.

The National Grant scam has been reported by several Wayne County residents. Sheriff's officials reminded them that the government does not give away grants over the phone.


A 42-year-old man was arrested Friday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office after a high-speed chase.

Brian Keith Newby of Outlaw Road, Dudley, was apprehended at Blackjack Church and Old Grantham roads. He was charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest and resisting arrest. He was placed in the Wayne County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 secured bond.


About $1,867 worth of tools was stolen early Friday from locked tool boxes on a company truck in the 1500 block of East Mulberry Street, Goldsboro police said. The resident, Thomas Edward O'Hara, said the thief had cut the locks on the tool boxes.