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Raleigh police charge two in early-morning hit-and-run

Posted January 28, 2013
Updated January 29, 2013

— Raleigh police arrested two women Monday afternoon in connection with a hit-and-run that seriously injured a man shortly after 1 a.m.

Yvonne McDade, 22, of 537 Marble St., was charged with felony hit-and-run after, police said, she hit Ray Anthony Hemingway, 50, with the car she was driving near the intersection of North Raleigh Boulevard and Milburnie Road.

McDade, who was jailed under a $45,000 bond, also faces charges of driving while license revoked and resisting, delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer.

According to an arrest warrant, she also allegedly told a friend to call police and to report the car she was driving stolen.

She showed little emotion when she appeared Monday evening before a Wake County magistrate who said she looked tired and disinterested.

"Am I boring you?" the magistrate asked at one point.

Police also cited Delores Ann Watts, 49, with permitting an unlicensed driver to operate her vehicle.

Watts, police said, loaned McDade her 2011 Chevrolet Impala, which McDade was driving when Hemingway was struck. The magistrate said Watts was helpful to investigators and persuaded McDade to surrender.

Watts said the charge against her are "definitely a learning experience."

Investigators made the arrests after finding the car, with a hole in its windshield, parked between two homes about a mile from the wreck, near Lions Way and Bennett Street.

Details about what happened weren't available, but in a 911 recording, a frantic caller reported seeing what she described as a little blue car hit the man.

"He was going so fast," she said of the driver.

In the same 911 call, a male caller described the man in the street as "barely breathing."

Hemingway was taken to WakeMed, where he was listed in serious condition Monday night in the hospital's neuro-intensive care unit.

Police ask that anyone with information that might assist investigators to contact the Raleigh Police Department at 919-834-4357.

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  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 29, 2:54 p.m.

    "Why does a Wake County Magistrate ask "Am I boring you?" That was unprofessional at best an most likely an attempt to create conflict and emotional distress in someone who was arrested. Its not Samantha Jones job to punish people or judge people." - LocalYokel

    why are you being sympathetic to someone who almost killed somebody? Liberal logic. If someone breaks a law they must have had a good reason for it and just need a hug to make everything alright. Libs soft on crime and then they apologize to the perp for making society so hard on them.

  • johnny2times Jan 29, 12:45 p.m.

    Lol. The libs are making this woman out to be a victim. The magistrate should have slapped the taste out of this woman mouth as soon as she started rolling her eyeballs. Just another sorry example of the entitlement crowd.

    Bingo!!

  • johnny2times Jan 29, 12:44 p.m.

    Why does a Wake County Magistrate ask "Am I boring you?" That was unprofessional at best an most likely an attempt to create conflict and emotional distress in someone who was arrested. Its not Samantha Jones job to punish people or judge people. LocalYokel (clueless)

    Probably because she wasn't taking the situation serious enough...and her body language showed it.....why do you think the magistrate would say something like that? Unreal..it must be nice to live in your world where you think people are treated with as someone said "kids gloves".

  • Barfly Jan 29, 12:30 p.m.

    Lol. The libs are making this woman out to be a victim. The magistrate should have slapped the taste out of this woman mouth as soon as she started rolling her eyeballs. Just another sorry example of the entitlement crowd.

  • SouthernPackerFan Jan 29, 12:12 p.m.

    Why does a Wake County Magistrate ask "Am I boring you?" That was unprofessional at best an most likely an attempt to create conflict and emotional distress in someone who was arrested. Its not Samantha Jones job to punish people or judge people. LocalYokel (clueless)
    emotional distress????????? really???????? maybe that's the problem here, you don't see the problem!what about the distress of the guy she ran down with the car, oh the distress of what? not seeing through the windshield?

  • 42ITUS Jan 29, 11:54 a.m.

    A magistrate's job is to listen to the evidence and make a decision regarding the truth of the allegations. If appropriate, based upon many factors, a bond is set. The main issue is to guarantee the defendant's appearance in court. As a former magistrate it was often tempting to comment on the defendant's behavior. Although the magistrate can say whatever she wants, I feel anything said that would escalate a bad situation would be inappropriate.

  • romneycare Jan 29, 10:53 a.m.

    It's funny how the suspect is on facebook bragging about being high... Maybe she'll bond out and brag about this on FB!

  • Whatdaheck Jan 29, 9:52 a.m.

    Why does a Wake County Magistrate ask "Am I boring you?" That was unprofessional at best an most likely an attempt to create conflict and emotional distress in someone who was arrested. Its not Samantha Jones job to punish people or judge people. LocalYokel (clueless)

    Judges are very powerful people in our society and legal system. They have forever been held in high honor and respect, thus the proper way to address a judge is "your Honor". To stand before a judge, accused of nearly killing an innocent man while driving with a suspended license (and thus uninsured), and to openly display contempt, disinterest and a complete lack of concern for what she has done demands, in my opinion, that the judge address it. The best judges do not simply sit back and hear cases. They pay attention and they get involved with both parties being heard. They sometimes have an opportunity to get the attention of someone who isn't grasping the situation at hand & hopefully make them a better citizen

  • Red Green Jan 29, 9:41 a.m.

    "Why does a Wake County Magistrate ask "Am I boring you?" That was unprofessional at best an most likely an attempt to create conflict and emotional distress in someone who was arrested. Its not Samantha Jones job to punish people or judge people." - LocalYokel

    That's right! Ms. Yvonne McDade should have been treated with kids gloves. I can only imagine how traumatic it was for her to endure this public lambasting by Ms. Jones. I just hope she isn’t emotionally scarred by her experience with the judicial system. Hopefully everyone realizes that she’s the REAL victim in this story. Give me a break!

  • salt of the earth Jan 29, 9:35 a.m.

    Why does a Wake County Magistrate ask "Am I boring you?" That was unprofessional at best an most likely an attempt to create conflict and emotional distress in someone who was arrested. Its not Samantha Jones job to punish people or judge people.
    LocalYokel

    I don't think it's time to crank up the conspiracy machines for this one. I have an easier explanation--perhaps the judge was annoyed at the callous indifference the defendant displayed at both her illegal actions and the plight of the victim. Sounds like this fine young woman is a budding sociopath.

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