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Man wanted in fatal Fuquay wreck arrested

Posted May 18, 2010 11:14 a.m. EDT

— A Fuquay-Varina man wanted in the December death of a man police previously said was killed while fleeing from Fuquay-Varina officers was arrested Tuesday.

Verjuan Orion Brooks, 22, of 137 Bridge St., was charged with second-degree murder, identity theft, felony conspiracy and obtaining property under false pretense. He was being held Tuesday without bond in the Wake County jail.

Aaron Lameak Hester-Bay, 20, was killed Dec. 26 in a wreck on Hilltop Road in Fuquay-Varina. Police said they had stopped him for speeding, but he drove off at a high rate of speed as the officer approached his car.

The officer later found the car had run off a curve in the road and hit a tree.

Courtney Natesia Surles, 22, of 502 Smithwood St. in Fuquay-Varina, was charged two weeks ago with being an accessory after the fact of murder, felony conspiracy and obtaining property by false pretense. Police said she drove Brooks away from the wreck, and they both tried to get him treatment at WakeMed by using a stolen identity.