Suspect Taken Into Custody Following Deadly Caldwell County Hit And Run

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Authorities say Kenneth Davis has been and taken into custody.

Davis was wanted for a hit-and-run accident in Lenoir, that claimed the life of 25 -year-old Mariah Warren on Monday, October 7th.

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The Lenoir/Caldwell County Crimestoppers Board is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest of 36-year-old Kenneth Davis, who is wanted for a deadly hit-and-run in Lenoir on Monday evening.

Police say Davis was driving a 2012 Ford Taurus when he collided with 25-year-old Marriah Warren’s 1999 Honda Accord at the intersection of Harper Avenue and Fairview Drive shortly before 7pm on Monday.

Davis is charged with Felony Hit and Run Resulting In Serious Injury or Death.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Kenneth Davis is asked to contact the the Lenoir Police Department at 828-757-2100 or Crimestoppers at 828-785-8300.

 

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LENOIR, NC — Police say the suspect accused of taking off on foot following a deadly hit and run accident Monday evening is still wanted by authorities.

Kenneth Davis, 36, is wanted for Felony Hit and Run Resulting in Serious Injury or Death.

Police say Davis was driving a 2012 Ford Taurus when he collided with 25-year-old Marriah Warren’s 1999 Honda Accord at the intersection of Harper Avenue and Fairview Drive shortly before 7pm.

Warren was taken to Caldwell UNC Healthcare where she died from injuries less than an hour after the accident.

A passenger in Davis’ vehicle was also transported to Caldwell UNC, but suffered only minor injuries.

Prior to officers and emergency crews arriving on scene, police say Davis took off on foot.

Captain Smith with Lenoir Police Department debunked reports Tuesday saying Davis was arrested in Burke County. Captain Smith says the detained suspect was not Davis and they are still actively searching.

Investigators have not said what caused the accident or who was at fault. This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lenoir Police Department at 828-757-2100 or Crimestoppers at 828-758-8300.