POLICE: Dad Flees From Cops; Kids Left To Fend For Themselves

A Goldsboro dad is facing charges ranging from child abuse to drug possession. Police say the man abandoned his car and his kids when officers pulled him over for speeding.

Goldsboro Police say an officer pulled over a speeding car on the 100 Block of S. Berkeley Blvd. at 4 p.m. Thursday. Officers say the driver stopped his car and ran away, leaving two children in the vehicle.

Police say the suspect outran them, but they were able to quickly identify him as 22-year-old Donovan Dorelle Dewitt of Jefferson Ave. in Goldsboro. Lawmen say an identification card and his children verified who he was to the officers on the scene.

Police say they found Dewitt a short time later in an another car on the
1600 block of E. Elm St. He was arrested without incident.

Dewitt is charged with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Maintaining a Vehicle for the Purpose of Selling Marijuana, Resisting a Public Officer, Driving While License Revoked, Speeding, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Child Abuse. Dewitt was also served with two outstanding warrants for Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana and Maintaining a Vehicle/Dwelling for the Purpose of Selling Marijuana.

Dewitt was placed in the Wayne County Jail under an $8,000 secured bond.


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  • by here Location: here on Apr 21, 2009 at 08:52 AM
    This gentelman probably never had a male figure (or even know WHO his father is) in his life to teach how to be a real man. Only a punk runs and leaves his kids. A PUNK!
  • by mary Location: kinston on Apr 20, 2009 at 01:09 PM
    this is a sad situation this person has no respect for his children to do something to this sort in front of them....now some of these remarks that are up hear are just plain out rediculous such as Roberts and this Alpha person this ain't called for grow up also that needs to includ MX and Michael also all of you need to grow up this guy done wrong
  • by ??? on Apr 20, 2009 at 12:59 PM
    they need to have special clinics for girls to get on birth control and there needs to be the same thing for guys. we are so over populated. but this is just pure stupid for someone to act like this.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Apr 20, 2009 at 12:27 PM
    This guy will be back on the streets after huuuummmm.....a day in jail probably. Way to go kids, way to identify that so called father. I am glad the kids are safe and proud of them for basically telling the cops.
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Apr 20, 2009 at 11:31 AM
    Where's my comment, we both know I did not break any comments' rules. Post my comment please and I'll leave this one alone.
  • by Mother Location: Washington on Apr 20, 2009 at 10:21 AM
    If these idiots don't want children then they need to keep their pant's up. This means you too girls.
  • by Sarah Location: Fayetteville, NC on Apr 19, 2009 at 07:00 PM
    what a freakin coward.
  • by TP Location: Washington on Apr 19, 2009 at 05:57 PM
    Another wonderful dad that the system will pat on the wrist and send him out to sell more dope.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Apr 19, 2009 at 12:05 PM
    LOL@ Kathy... where have you been? ..You know they like to try you also. ...We intimidate them :) ...These threads area all yours... I'm logging off. We have to finish getting ready... Hold WITN down until I get back.. I know you will! ALPHA out!
  • by Kathy Location: Washington on Apr 19, 2009 at 04:36 AM
    Hey Alpha, you've got your own thread. Now I am jealous of you! Maybe now that your husband is coming home, you can hen-peck him instead of all the foolish guys who dare mock you on this site. As for the real reason for this threat, all I can say is that this guy, looks like a million buck.....spent on keeping him on prison on and off til he dies.
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