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Police: Goldsboro man ran from traffic stop, left kids in car

Posted April 17, 2009 9:08 a.m. EDT

— Goldsboro police arrested a man after he ran from a traffic stop and left his two children in a car, authorities said.

Around 4 p.m. Thursday, an officer stopped a car for speeding in the 100 block of South Berkeley Boulevard.

The driver, Donovan Dorelle Dewitt, 22, stopped the car, got out and ran, leaving his two children behind, police said. Authorities did not release the children’s ages.

The officer chased Dewitt but was unable to catch him. Police arrested him a short time later in the 1600 block of East Elm Street as he drove away in another vehicle. Dewitt’s children and an ID card left behind in the first vehicle helped authorities identify him, police said.

Officers charged him with possession with the intent to sell or deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of selling marijuana, resisting a public officer, driving while his license was revoked, speeding, possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse.

Police also served Dewitt with two outstanding warrants for possession with the intent to sell or deliver marijuana and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for the purpose of selling marijuana.

Officers placed Dewitt in the Wayne County Jail in lieu of an $8,000 secured bond.