Prosecutors ask for higher bond in Cary hit-and-run as cyclist clings to life
Posted October 19, 2016
Cary, N.C. — With one of the victims of a hit-and-run on life support, prosecutors asked for an increase to the $100,000 bond set for Christopher Moore, of Page Street in Morrisville.
Moore, 33, was charged with two counts of felony hit and run and was being held at the Wake County jail after police said he hit a group of four cyclists Monday evening on High House Road near Bond Park.
Authorities said Moore came up on the cyclists from behind at about 6:30 p.m.
Moore was arrested after a witness called 911 to report that a man in maroon Saturn stopped in his neighborhood to discard a bike that was on the hood of his car.
"A guy just came in my neighborhood with a bicycle stuck to his windshield. I’m not sure if he hit somebody," the caller told the dispatcher.
The two injured cyclists were identified as Ginny Davis, 55, of Cary, and Lori Cove, 48, of Raleigh. Both were taken to WakeMed with serious injuries. Sources told WRAL News that Cove's condition is grave, and that she may not survive.
Wake County District Court Judge Craig Croom said he would consider upping Moore's bond only if prosecutors added charges, something that is likely if Cove dies.
Davis was in fair condition Wednesday afternoon. Two other cyclists riding with them were not injured.
Moore has a lengthy criminal record dating to 2000, including six convictions for driving while impaired and one each for driving with a revoked license and speeding to elude arrest.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Cary police at 919-469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-460-4636.