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Johnston Man Wanted For Allegedly Pinning Ex-Wife Between Cars

Posted May 18, 2003

— A Johnston County man is wanted for attempted murder after deputies say he pinned his ex-wife between two vehicles Wednesday night.

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. near Covered Bridge Road in Johnston County.

Officials said Janise Whitlesey, 32, of Knightdale, was visiting her son when she got into a dispute with her ex-husband, James Finley Burks III.

Burks, 33, then allegedly drove towards Whitlesey, pinning her against another car.

Whitlesey was released from WakeMed on Sunday.


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