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Raleigh man faces felony hit-and-run charge

Posted January 9, 2013

— A Raleigh man faces a felony hit-and-run charge in connection with a crash last month in which a woman was injured.

Rodney Lamont Gilchrist, 42, of 121 S. Tarboro Road, was arrested Tuesday and jailed under a $10,000 bond.

According to a Dec. 13 arrest warrant, Gilchrist was involved in a wreck on New Bern Avenue near Corporation Parkway that seriously injured Paula Ann Hedgepeth, of Raleigh.

"The defendant knew and reasonably should have known that the vehicle which the defendant was operating was involved in the crash and that the crash had resulted in serious injury," the warrant states.

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  • Rebelyell55 Jan 10, 12:15 p.m.

    I was going to post that stronger sentencing guild line for those found guilty of hit and run when personnel injury occurs is needed, but then I realized , this wouldn't stop em. If they're drunk or already crimminals.

  • Six String Jan 10, 11:51 a.m.

    "It's getting so cars are causing a lot of folks injuries and even death--I's time to BAN automobiles and make our streets safer. Right ? -- bowslinger70"

    No, cars don't kill people, people driving cars kill people. That's why we control access to cars through study, testing, and licensing by the state. Get the point?

  • Quid Malmborg in Plano Jan 10, 11:45 a.m.

    According to the NC Dept. of Corrections offender database, Herr Gilchrist has a grocery list of convictions dating back to 1989. This creep belongs behind bars for the rest of his life. He batted his three strike long ago.

  • bdu4dals2 Jan 9, 5:58 p.m.

    We'll show him, $10K bail, a plea deal, probation, bit of a fine, and the woman's life is now reduced to $5,000.00, hide and watch, see if I'm not right...if we ever hear the outcome.

  • bowslinger70 Jan 9, 5:00 p.m.

    It's getting so cars are causing a lot of folks injuries and even death--I's time to BAN automobiles and make our streets safer. Right ?