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Arrest Made in Wilson Hit-and-Run

Posted April 13, 2008 3:54 p.m. EDT
Updated April 14, 2008 6:58 a.m. EDT

— An Elm City man was facing charges in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Wilson County.

Christopher Lee Estep, 20, was struck and killed by a vehicle early Saturday on U.S. Highway 301, near Firestone Parkway. Just after 7 a.m., a passerby called 911 after seeing a body lying in the median.

Justin Harris, 19, was charged Sunday with felony hit and run. Police say Harris was driving the gray-colored vehicle that struck Estep and kept going. 

Harris was arrested overnight at a house off Highway 42 West. His arrest came after someone at the house called police to report Harris' car being involved in a collision. 

Officers had issued a brief description to the media Saturday of the suspect vehicle.

Harris was held in the Wilson County Detention Center Sunday. He posted bond and was released Monday.