Published in News on March 10, 2005 1:49 PM
fined for crash
A Goldsboro driver who lost control of his speeding car and it smashed through the side of Delmus' Hardware store pleaded guilty to felony fleeing to elude arrest and was fined $500 Wednesday in Wayne County Superior Court.
Leandro Martinez Noriega, 31, of Ivey Court also was sentenced by Judge Jerry Braswell to six to eight months in prison, but the term was suspended on condition that Noriega complete two years of probation, pay $1,000 for damages and $206 in court costs and give up his driver's license.
Before dawn May 30, Goldsboro police Officer Stacey Hatcher said she saw a speeding car going east on the U.S. 70 bypass after it had collided with a tractor-trailer. Ms. Hatcher pursued the car, but the driver turned around at Oak Forest Road and sped west before losing control of the auto. The auto ran off the right side, hit an embankment, went airborne over a guard rail, hit an upgrade, smashed through the south side of the building and landed on its tires on the display room floor. The store had to be closed until repairs were made.
FREMONT -- Four Fremont residents have been arrested by Fremont police and charged with felony drug offenses.
*Kentrell Edwards Alston, 16, of South Chestnut Street was charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and sale and delivery of cocaine, and misdemeanor possession of a concealed weapon on school grounds. He was placed in the Wayne County Jail in lieu of a $20,400 secured bond.
*Gary Clark Lane, 41, of Ward Street Extension was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and sale and delivery of cocaine. He was jailed in lieu of a $15,000 secured bond.
*Ronnie Lamont Ford, 51, of South Sycamore Street was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and sale and delivery of cocaine. His secured bond was set at $10,000.
*Joycoylon Artis, 49, of South Chestnut Street was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and sale and delivery of cocaine. Artis was jailed in lieu of a $20,000 secured bond.
Chief Ben Reid said more arrests are possible.
A 44-year-old Goldsboro man was arrested Wednesday by the Goldsboro police Housing Authority unit and D-shift officers and charged with a felony drug offense in his home.
Larry Dexter Raynor of Bryant Street was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of keeping and selling marijuana and destruction of evidence. He was placed in the Wayne County Jail in lieu of a $15,000 secured bond.
Police also seized 83 grams of marijuana after searching the home.
A second man, Virgil Decon Cox, 28, of Dove Place, was arrested for failure to appear in court. He was jailed in lieu of a $500 secured bond.
The trial of a Walnut Creek man on six wildlife violations involving white tail deer has been continued until April 12 in Wayne County District Court.
Joe Cunningham, 67, of Dogwood Trail was arrested Jan. 14 by state wildlife officers and charged with three counts of selling deer meat and three counts of hunting license violations.
Cunningham pleaded not guilty Feb. 8 in a first appearance in District Court. At that time, the trial was scheduled for Tuesday. He is represented by Goldsboro lawyer Robert Smith.
Wildlife Officer Joey Deal said an undercover officer had bought 192 pounds of deer meat from Cunningham. Officers later seized his meat-grinding and sausage-making equipment and his 2004 pickup. The truck was returned later to him.
Two people were injured and damages were estimated at $15,000 in three recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported.
*Damages were estimated at $5,000 in a two-truck collision at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday on West Grantham Street near Hargrove Street, Goldsboro police said. Deloit Cotton, 74, of Corbett Hill Road, Mount Olive, was charged with an improper U-turn.
*Two people were injured at 10:47 a.m. Tuesday when their car struck a fallen tree on N.C. 55 near Camp Jubilee Road, the Highway Patrol said. The driver, Beth Ann Shawver, 27, and her passenger, Victoria Lynn Arthur, 48, both of Zion Church Road, Mount Olive, were treated and released from Wayne Memorial Hospital. A violent storm had blown the tree over. No charges were filed. Damage was put at $5,000 to their car.
*Damages were set at $5,000 in a two-truck crash at 10:30 a.m. Monday on U.S. 117 near Arrington Bridge Road, or N.C. 581, the Highway Patrol said. Tavis Ray Martin, 19, of Mills Road, Mount Olive, was charged with failure to reduce speed after the rear-end crash.
Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports:
*A total of $1,083 and a payroll check were stolen between Wednesday and dawn today from a home in the 100 block of Barnwell Road near Dudley, sheriff's deputies said. The thief had damaged a door and a filing cabinet in order to get the property. The resident, N.J. Williams, estimated damage at $150.
*A white 1990 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck was stolen between Tuesday and Wednesday from the 100 block of St. John Church Road, deputies said. Tony Bryan Dawson, said the truck was worth $4,000.
Goldsboro police are investigating these reports:
*Police responded to an alarm Wednesday night at the B&G Grill at 102 E. Ash St. When they arrived, they found that several bricks had been thrown through the front door glass. Damage was put at $300. Nothing was reported stolen.
*A DVD player and a game cube were stolen between Feb. 24 and Wednesday after a door was damaged at a home in the 1000 block of Evergreen Avenue. The resident, C.C. Barnes, said the property was valued at $279. No damage estimate was listed.
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