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911 call: Woman pulled by hair from home prior to wreck

Posted June 6, 2014
Updated June 9, 2014

Jonathan Xavier Mejia

— Raleigh police on Friday night charged a man with kidnapping, assault and a list of other offenses after he allegedly pulled an ex-girlfriend from her home and forced her into a vehicle that later crashed on New Bern Avenue.

Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Merrell Drive shortly before 4:45 a.m., after an unidentified person called 911 reporting that the woman's ex-boyfriend showed up at her house and dragged her by the hair into his gray Ford Explorer.

"The only reason why I'm calling is because she's told me before that he has threatened her, that he would kill her and that he didn't care if he ended up in jail," the caller said. "The only thing I'm worried about is her."

About five minutes later, police received another 911 call from a woman reporting a single-vehicle crash involving an overturned SUV in the eastbound lane of New Bern Avenue between Trawick Road and Corporation Parkway.

"They're out of the car," said the caller. "The lady is on the ground. She's bleeding everywhere."

Raleigh police arrested Jonathan Xavier Mejia, 22, of 5601 Water Oaks Drive in Raleigh, on charges of reckless driving to endanger, felony serious injury by vehicle, resisting a public officer, driving while impaired, first-degree kidnapping and misdemeanor assault.

Mejia has a record of violence against women. In March 2012 he was convicted of assault on a female and spent 35 days in jail.


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  • Namey Names Jun 6, 2014
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    Everyone is so worried about "terminology" anymore. Who cares - we get the hint of what is being said and occurring. Everything doesn't have to be spelled out to Americans, at least I hope that's not the case......

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jun 6, 2014

    This is a sad situation, but for those looking for better terminology, how about we call it "domestic terrorism" - THAT'S just what it is, one party uses a variety of means, from intimidation to violence, to get their OWN way with the other party.

    It's bullying and it's immature, like children in a sandbox fighting over a shovel will do!?!

  • 50s Child Jun 6, 2014

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    But "relationship" no longer means anything. I have a relationship to you because we inhabit the same universe. I agree "domestic situation" is way too coy, though. How about "violence against a bed partner"?

  • 37 Jun 6, 2014

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    Your analogy is sensational.

  • Anne Walker Jun 6, 2014
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    "Domestic situation" is a lousy, misleading term. A "domestic situation" is having seven guests for tea, and only possessing six teaspoons.

    "Relationship violence" is gender-neutral, even if the violence is not, statistically speaking. "Incipient relationship violence" could be used for a loud argument or damage to objects.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jun 6, 2014

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    Me2, and that they have no children. What so many don't understand (and many seem not to care) is that children raised in violent homes, even argumentative ones sometimes, grow up with psyche issues similar to children who grow up in war zones. I really feel sorry for those children. It's a tough thing to overcome.

  • Forthe Newssite Jun 6, 2014
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    gotta be more to this story. Hope the victim of the 'domestic dispute' is ok.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jun 6, 2014

    Praying for the family, regardless the circumstances. Has anyone been arrested? Did the couple have any children? What's the rest of the story?