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Police: Goldsboro man ran from traffic stop, left kids in car

Posted April 17, 2009

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— Goldsboro police arrested a man after he ran from a traffic stop and left his two children in a car, authorities said.

Around 4 p.m. Thursday, an officer stopped a car for speeding in the 100 block of South Berkeley Boulevard.

The driver, Donovan Dorelle Dewitt, 22, stopped the car, got out and ran, leaving his two children behind, police said. Authorities did not release the children’s ages.

The officer chased Dewitt but was unable to catch him. Police arrested him a short time later in the 1600 block of East Elm Street as he drove away in another vehicle. Dewitt’s children and an ID card left behind in the first vehicle helped authorities identify him, police said.

Officers charged him with possession with the intent to sell or deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of selling marijuana, resisting a public officer, driving while his license was revoked, speeding, possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse.

Police also served Dewitt with two outstanding warrants for possession with the intent to sell or deliver marijuana and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for the purpose of selling marijuana.

Officers placed Dewitt in the Wayne County Jail in lieu of an $8,000 secured bond.


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  • krisandbruiser Apr 17, 2009

    Reread the article, he WAS put in jail in lieu of a secured bond.

  • Sessy V--V Apr 17, 2009

    way to go daddy-o


  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Apr 17, 2009

    I'm sure if WRAL cared enough(which I'm sure they don't) to interview his girlfriend or mother, I'm sure they both would enlighten us on what a good son he has been. And what a good Christian boy he is. yada yada.

  • MissManda- has real boobs Apr 17, 2009

    D-O-O-O-O-O-OH-H-H-H-H-HH.....genius right there. obviously his kids were old enough to give information to the police about their wonderful father. i'm sure those poor kids were flipping out when he took off....whata shame

  • whocares Apr 17, 2009

    $8,000 bond? He should have had to pay for the other charges on the other 2 warrants. He should have been kept in jail. I for one would have still been sitting in jail because NO WAY would my parents have bailed me out.

  • babyblue2 Apr 17, 2009

    "cornholio"....ditto...but not just a few years.that's a slap on the hands. 10 years! how about tougher sentences for these guys. maybe they will think twice after spending 3,650 nights in a jail cell. btw, Buckeye fan?

  • curiousgeorgia Apr 17, 2009

    Jeepers, how noble...not! I agree, people should be licensed to have people.

  • annoyedbeyondconcept Apr 17, 2009

    Huh. Where baby momma at?

    BTW, he's 22, got two kids, and is selling dope. Way to raise productive citizens, dude. AND they are old enugh to speak with officers and identify daddy, which probably means at least one was born while he was still in his teens.

    Why do you have to have a license to drive a car but not to make a person?

  • cakeladyrn Apr 17, 2009

    My son was attacked just about a year ago (four way tire iron pt through his lower leg, knife stabbed in the thigh and other knee and in his back. 2 weeks in the hospital, 4 operations, 11 units of blood(thank you to all that donate!!) His attacker was out two days after it happened. His PARENTS(I will use the term loosely) posted 3500 of a 30,000 bail. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Stalking(first offense is a misdemeanor). We wonder why we have repeat offenders. I told my son had he been him, his behind would still be sitting in jail. I will not bail you out.

  • MsKimberly Apr 17, 2009

    The hair..it frightens me..