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Man sought after car rams apartment building

Posted August 22, 2008
Updated August 28, 2008

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— A man slammed his car into a Raleigh apartment building Friday morning, hitting two people, during an argument with his former girlfriend, witnesses and police said.

Police were searching Friday night for Cory Spinks, 29, who investigators said fled on foot after the incident off New Bern Avenue and Milburnie Road, near WakeMed.

Warrants have been 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 a 15-year-old boy, were treated at WakeMed and released. Police withheld the teen's name.

Ervin Brantley said he was watching television in his apartment when the car hit the building.

"I just happened to look out the window, and the car was coming straight toward the window. I guess the steps stopped it from coming through my window. It was chaos from there," Brantley said. "It sounded like loud thunder. All I heard was boom."

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  • ccs1920 Aug 22, 2008

    wakemon/ All the time all over Raleigh. UNTRUE

  • nisa-pizza Aug 22, 2008

    Sin Amor

    I think I missed something... The uncle and nephew were hit... And the article says that the people injured were 18 and 19 years old. What? I don't get it.

    That happens all the time. Say you're a boy of 3 and you have an older sister who is 19 years old. If she marries and has a boy, you would be that child's uncle even if you're just 3 years older than him.

  • letitgo Aug 22, 2008

    rICK jAMES SAID: he was probably listening to something like "YA TRICK YA"!!

    That is too too funny!!!LOL

  • Sin Amor Aug 22, 2008

    I think I missed something... The uncle and nephew were hit... And the article says that the people injured were 18 and 19 years old. What? I don't get it.

  • mellh84 Aug 22, 2008

    THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE....... I BET ON THERE ANNIVERSARY HE WILL GIVE HER SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL LIKE A BLACK EYE. WHAT A SWEETHEART, AND THEY SAY A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND!

  • wakemom Aug 22, 2008

    this type of stuff happens all the time all over raleigh

  • SuperNupe Aug 22, 2008

    LOL at RickJames....

    "YA YA YA YA YAHHHHH!!!!!"

  • SuperNupe Aug 22, 2008

    Domestic Violence.... I will never truly understand it...

  • dwntwnboy Aug 22, 2008

    Why not release the name of the suspect?? It seems that it would be the first thing released, especially since he fled the scene and they are looking for him. Release his name to the mainstream media and get it out there for the informants to call it in, put a price on his head and wait for the calls to come in. I can understand not wanting to release the names of the victims, but the suspect name should be the first thing released.

  • starglow2005 Aug 22, 2008

    I guess his motive was to hurt her by running over her family members instead of just walking away from the situation. Now he has even more problems to deal with because of his actions.

    Sometimes people just don't think things through during their fit of anger and make bad decisions.

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