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Police: Man drove off Raleigh road to hurt passenger

Posted January 29, 2012

— An 18-year-old Durham man was facing charges Sunday after police say he intentionally drove off a Raleigh road to hurt his passenger.

Aleisha Lenee Byrd, 27, of Raleigh, was taken to WakeMed to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Prince Lavonte Rogers was charged with second-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault on a female, careless and reckless driving, driving while license revoked and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Raleigh police said Rogers crashed into a grove of trees in the 5900 block of Lead Mine Road around 7:20 p.m.


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  • SoxFan81 Jan 30, 2012

    Interesting how he's listed as 18 in the article, but as 23 in the Wake County Arrests (slide 9/240)...

  • kdozier2 Jan 30, 2012

    ummm....first i heard the story and had to do a double take because he shares almost the same name as The Artist....
    but umm, has anyone thought to ask why this 27 year old WOMAN was with this teenager????
    Just asking....

  • wildcat Jan 30, 2012

    This young man certainly needs help with anger issues. Yes he should be sent to prison for a good while. I am sure he scared the young girl to death. Now, the young girl should absolutely stay away from this man and no more contact. She sees now the kind of person he is...dangerous. I pray that she do stay away.

  • lumberman Jan 30, 2012

    It never seems to amaze me just how stupid people can be. This guy's neck was in the noose also yet he was willing to hit a tree to hurt someone else. What can you do but lock someone like this up forever. If he will take a chance like that to hurt someone he knows. What would he do to hurt someone he does not know ?

  • Viewer Jan 30, 2012

    He was charged with 6 crimes. I wonder if any of them actually stick. How does one prove his intent? Is the victim a "credible" witness? So many questions, so little information.

  • wmb95013 Jan 30, 2012

    with so much "hurt" in the world today... I think that this story's attempt of reporting the potential hurt to another is understated.

  • sunshine1040 Jan 30, 2012

    I hope they both get the help they need

  • nowon_yuno Jan 30, 2012

    Got to keep that hand strong. And if you have to damage property and risk your life to do it, you do it!

  • tonyorgkaos Jan 30, 2012

    Well they have been together for some time. I didnt know that she was that much older than him. So she was dating him when he was a minor. I hope some good come out of this bad.

  • Statick Jan 30, 2012

    Hello, kids. Can you say "mentally unstable"? I knew that you could.