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Man wanted in fatal Fuquay wreck arrested

Posted May 18, 2010

— A Fuquay-Varina man wanted in the December death of a man police previously said was killed while fleeing from Fuquay-Varina officers was arrested Tuesday.

Verjuan Orion Brooks, 22, of 137 Bridge St., was charged with second-degree murder, identity theft, felony conspiracy and obtaining property under false pretense. He was being held Tuesday without bond in the Wake County jail.

Aaron Lameak Hester-Bay, 20, was killed Dec. 26 in a wreck on Hilltop Road in Fuquay-Varina. Police said they had stopped him for speeding, but he drove off at a high rate of speed as the officer approached his car.

The officer later found the car had run off a curve in the road and hit a tree.

Courtney Natesia Surles, 22, of 502 Smithwood St. in Fuquay-Varina, was charged two weeks ago with being an accessory after the fact of murder, felony conspiracy and obtaining property by false pretense. Police said she drove Brooks away from the wreck, and they both tried to get him treatment at WakeMed by using a stolen identity.


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  • colliedave May 18, 2010

    Go back to and learn the basics of high school journalism: who, what, when, why, and how

  • kingtee76 May 18, 2010

    Seriously, this story must have been written by someone who is AT THE MOST, on there first day at the job. Please do some more research and add ALL the missing pieces to this story. wow

  • Eduardo1 May 18, 2010

    Well, I thought that I was the only one who did not have a clue as to what happened in this stoery, except someone(s) was caught?
    lets have a complete rewrite.

  • sacredpleasure May 18, 2010

    I AM SO CONFUSED!! I'm gonna need for you to take this rubbish back ,proofread, and re edit!Please and Thank you!

  • Its My Prerogative May 18, 2010

    I assume we ALL agree WRAL's reporting gets worse and worse EVERYDAY!!!! Read a couple of times and still don't follow BUT I'm glad he was caught?? (I atleast understood that part of the article!!! I THINK??? hehe)

  • carolinarox May 18, 2010

    It's unanimous, I can't figure out who died and who was fleeing police. Mr. Burns really fell down on the editing job.

  • Ladybug May 18, 2010

    This is a very confusing story and I agree, it is poorly written. WRAL must not have anyone to proofread stories before they are published online and also spell-check.

  • EnoughzEnough May 18, 2010

    I agree OneLove - I had to read it several times to follow... I'm still not sure I do. Poorly written article.

  • OneLove May 18, 2010

    im confused. was the guy that died in December a passenger in the car? i just don't know who killed who here -

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT May 18, 2010

    That's what losers do..... they lose.