Local News

Suspect in Fayetteville hit-and-run turns himself in

Posted August 14, 2012

Map Marker  Find News Near Me

— Fayetteville police on Tuesday arrested a man wanted in connection with a hit-and-run accident last month that killed a 43-year-old pedestrian.

Detectives identified Daniel Eugene Hall Jr., 18, of the 7800 block of Cedar Creek Road, as the driver in the July 29 accident that killed Dwight Donald Fredricks.

Authorities said Fredricks was taking his morning walk about 5:30 a.m. when he was struck and killed by a white Nissan sedan on Cedar Creek Road.

Detectives on Tuesday secured warrants charging Hall with felony hit-and-run. The suspect turned himself in the same day.

He was released from the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $10,000 unsecured bond.


This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • iluvjunk Aug 15, 2012

    I commend this young man for finally stepping up. My son was killed in a hit and run on Aug.26,2011 in Sampson Co. No one has come forward in his case. At least this family will get answers as to what happened. My family knows nothing. It takes guts to admit you did wrong. A coward admits nothing!

  • Rebelyell55 Aug 14, 2012

    The bond is set base a lot of things, but, in this case I still consider it too low.

  • bombayrunner Aug 14, 2012

    good work by the cops here it seems. unless someone ratted him out? really doesnt say. Was definetly a poor decision of character leaving someone to die.

  • joannespann Aug 14, 2012

    10,000 dollar unsecured bond. What gives he killed a person, took off, and only turned himself in because he knew they were coming after him. My prayers to the family of Mr Fredricks.

  • JAT Aug 14, 2012

    The headline makes it seem like he willingly turned himself in, not that he did it after he got charged with it.

  • Keyboard cat Aug 14, 2012

    So he turned himself in once he realized they issued a warrant for his arrest? Sorry, no extra credit points for 'turning himself in.' Go directly to jail and do not collect $200.

  • mustysteer Aug 14, 2012

    Too late for this BOY to MAN up! Throw the book at him!

  • jwood011 Aug 14, 2012

    Notice that he didn't turn himself in until AFTER detectives had the arrest warrants. This shows me that he would still be hiding his crime if law enforcement hadn't found out he was the driver.

  • bestrosie Aug 14, 2012

    It is hard to believe that this young man was released on an "unsecured" bond. That means he or anybody else does not have to put up ANY money on his behalf. All that is required is to sign a document stating that you will appear for your court date. This is a person whom hit a man, did not stop to check on the man's well-being, and kept going. Not until a warrent was issued for his arrest did he turn himself in. Amazing justice system!

  • romneycare Aug 14, 2012

    @ swedishchef2 bond isn't a punishment ... Nothing to wow about.