Man Accused Of Hitting Teens With SUV Faces More Charges
Posted November 30, 2005 5:43 a.m. EST
GOLDSBORO, N.C. — A Mount Olive man who authorities said hit two middle school students with an SUV earlier this month, faces new charges and may not be who he claims to be, Goldsboro police said Wednesday.
In addition to several other charges previously filed in the investigation, Luis Delgado Jesus, 23, was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in connection with a crash on East Ash Street.
Police said Carson Thomas and Mackenzie Wessels, both 13, were hit as they walked across a road next to Greenwood Middle School before classes on Nov. 18. Investigators said the two were crossing with the "walk" signal from the crosswalk sign.
Goldsboro police said Wednesday that they are also investigating whether Jesus is who he claims to be after they received information that he had not given his true identity.
The suspect is also charged with careless and reckless driving; failing to stop at a red light; driving with expired tags; and driving with a revoked license. Authorities said last week that investigators were also trying to determine whether Jesus ever had a valid driver's license.
Jesus is being held in the Wayne County Jail under a $200,000 secure bond, in addition to a bond set on charges previously filed.
Wessels was released from Pitt Memorial Hospital last Tuesday; Thomas is still there being treated for his injuries.