Knightdale man pleads guilty to fatal hit-and-run, cover-up
Posted November 30, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — A Knightdale man pleaded guilty Wednesday to running over and killing an aspiring musician a year ago and then trying to cover up the crime.
Caesar Leake, 48, of 1033 Spawn Place, was sentenced to 19 to 32 months in prison after pleading guilty to hit-and-run resulting in death and insurance fraud.
Terrance Rayshone Faison, 23, was walking along Poole Road on Oct. 29, 2015, heading home from a bus stop after getting off work, when he was hit by a passing SUV that didn't stop, police said. His body was found the next morning, along with pieces of the vehicle.
An anonymous tip helped the State Highway Patrol put Leake’s SUV at the scene and led to his arrest almost two weeks later.
Authorities said Leake encouraged his wife to cover up the crash by telling an insurance company that the SUV was damaged when she had hit a deer.