Alleged bus stop hit-and-run driver indicted


By Terri Flagg - [email protected]



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Surry County Detention Center

DOBSON — A Winston-Salem man implicated in a hit-and-run accident that injured a high school student was indicted Monday by a Surry County Grand Jury.

The wreck occurred shortly after 7 a.m. on Feb. 25 at the corner of East Atkins Street and McGuffin Drive in Dobson, where a group of children stood waiting for the bus.

Authorities said a vehicle drove into the group, injuring two of the children and fleeing the scene.

Junior Gonzalez, a 15-year-old Surry Central High School freshman, had to be airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in critical condition that morning, and is still recovering from his injuries.

A younger student, who was not identified by authorities, was treated at the scene and released.

Nearly six weeks later, on April 4, Dobson detectives located and arrested Bruce Wayne Gwyn.

He was charged with felony failure to stop and render aid with serious bodily injury and felony failure to remain at the scene of a crash.

On April 15, Gwyn was also cited with charges of reckless driving to endanger, failure to reduce speed and driving left of center.

Indictment returned Monday charge Gwyn with two counts of felony hit and run causing serious injury or death, reckless driving to endanger, failure to reduce speed and driving left of center.

The grand jury reviews evidence presented by the prosecution to determine if there is probable cause, or sufficient evidence to support the criminal charge.

A true bill of indictment binds the defendant over to stand trial in Superior Court.

Gwyn is scheduled to appear in Superior Court on Aug. 2.

Ashley Rochelle Phifer Davis, 27, of Winston-Salem, believed to have been a passenger in the car at the time of the accident, was charged with passenger failing to give info/aid at the scene of a wreck, a misdemeanor.

Davis is scheduled to appear in District Court on Aug. 4.

The grand jury returned true bills of indictment Monday to:

• Andrew Thomas Charles, 46, of Red Brush Road, Mount Airy, on four counts of maintaining a drug vehicle or dwelling, three counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, two counts of sale or delivery of a schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

• Charles David Cook, 34, of Magical Water Lane, Mount Airy, on charges of breaking and/or entering and larceny after breaking and/or entering.

• Nathan Daniel Cook, 29, of Glen Creed Trail, Mount Airy, on charges of obtaining property by false pretense and embezzlement.

• John Timothy Deprisco Sr., 56, of Badget Avenue, Mount Airy, on acquiring the status of a habitual felon.

• Richard Elijah Goodson, 30, of Cornelius Aveune, Mount Airy, on charges of breaking and/or entering, larceny after breaking and/or entering and burning other buildings.

• Rodney Christopher Goodwin, 28, of Herring Street, Mount Airy, on charges of identity theft, sale or delivery of cocaine and possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

• Thomas Edward Graybeal, 52, of Phillip Branch, Mount Airy, on seven counts of obtaining property by false pretense and false report to police station.

• Ian Raashan Grier, 37, of Maureen Drive, Charlotte, on felony conversion.

• John Chatham Hatcher, 49, of Wards Gap Road, Mount Airy, on charges of uttering a forged endorsement, larceny of motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, felony possession of cocaine and acquiring habitual felon status.

• Jason Alton Hodges, 39, of Ayers Circle, Mount Airy, on charges of possession or distribution of methamphetamine precursors, manufacture of methamphetamine and felony conspiracy.

• Jody Clayton Inman, 36, of Red Hill Creek Road, Dobson, on two counts of forgery of instrument and two counts of uttering a forged instrument.

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By Terri Flagg

[email protected]

Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.

Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.

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