Marijuana buyer turns on dealer after threat
By Nick Hiltunen
Published in News on November 6, 2009 1:46 PM
A Raleigh man told Goldsboro police he was in Tanglewood Trailer Park to buy a pound of marijuana from an acquaintance late Thursday.
But when the acquaintance, Terrence Travon Davis, 23, pointed a handgun at him and allegedly robbed the Raleigh man of his $1,400 instead, a chase ensued.
The chase ended when the alleged dealer fell into a ditch and Daniel Frank Correll's vehicle followed him, pinning Davis' leg to the ground underneath the car, authorities said.
So far, only Correll, 20, has been charged as police continue to investigate the incident, Sgt. Chad Calloway said.
"The driver of the vehicle came there to buy drugs from the other guy, and the other guy apparently attempted to rob him of the $1,400 that he brought to buy the drugs," Calloway said.
Davis, the man pinned under the car, was transported to Wayne Memorial Hos-pital, where he is still undergoing treatment for the injured leg, Calloway said.
Correll, the driver of the vehicle, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, simple possession of marijuana and careless and reckless driving, investigators said.
Calloway said it is uncommon for someone to admit to police that he was attempting to buy a large quantity of drugs.
"It was actually unique for us, when a person is that forthcoming," Calloway said of the incident, reported just before 11 p.m. Thursday.
However, the circumstances might have played a role in Correll's seeming honesty about the incident, police said.
"In a case like this, it's probably kind of hard to explain outside of telling the truth, when your car is on top of a man," Calloway said.
Police said they will continue to investigate the incident and investigation will tell whether Davis, the injured man, will be charged.
The $1,400 that was allegedly stolen from Correll was recovered.