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Man arrested on charge that he rammed car into apartment building

Posted August 28, 2008

— A man accused of slamming his car into a Raleigh apartment building during an argument with his former girlfriend, hitting two people, has been arrested.

Cory Tremaine Spinks, 29, was arrested this week, Raleigh Police Department spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Police said Spinks fled on foot after the Aug. 22 incident off New Bern Avenue and Milburnie Road, near WakeMed hospital.

Police withheld the details of Spinks' arrest.

Warrants were issued charging Spinks with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count each of damage to personal property and damage to real property.

Witnesses said Spinks and his former girlfriend were arguing outside a quadplex building in the 200 block of North Peartree Lane. The woman was standing at the top of a stairwell, while her uncle and teenage nephew were at the bottom of the steps.

Spinks apparently became angry when the woman kicked him out of her apartment and refused to let him back inside, and he got in his Nissan Maxima and drove into the building, hitting the woman's uncle and nephew, witnesses said.

Dennis Earl Rowe, 45, and the 15-year-old nephew, were treated at WakeMed and released. Police withheld the teen's name.


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  • iron fist Aug 29, 2008

    Stupid to ram your car in to an unmovable object. Why did the two people stand in the way of the car? They had to hear the argument, if they were trying to protect her they could have been somewhere on the stairs not at the bottom, best thing they could have done would have been to call the police.

  • ctechic2004 Aug 29, 2008

    Well at least I know not to move by Peartree Lane.

    And that will keep you safe how?

  • andigirl8383 Aug 29, 2008

    Well at least I know not to move by Peartree Lane.

  • Anne N Aug 29, 2008

    what a idoit.

  • Tax Man Aug 29, 2008

    Little angry huh? Well, guess you will see what it is like to have a free place to live for awhile - three squares and a cot! ADW and hitting these two innocent bystanders should keep you locked up for a long time. You should just plead guilty and take your punishment. Imagine they will add more charges - like hit and run, etc. Lucky no one was killed or seriously hurt. Sounds like she had good cause to toss your sorry *** out.