Hit and run suspect surrenders
A woman police who police say struck a man riding a motorcycle in October, nearly killing him, turned herself in to police on Wednesday, nine days after a Caldwell County grand jury indicted her.
Jennifer Lynn Grace, 42, of Olde Creek Court in Lenoir, surrendered to Lenoir police at the magistrate's office on Mulberry Street and charged with felony hit and run causing serious bodily injury. Grace was accompanied by her attorney, Cody Blair III.
Grace was identified as the driver of a Hyundai Elantra that struck a motorcycle being driven by 58-year-old Robert Freeman Wilson on the night of Oct. 16. Wilson, of Greystone Place in Hudson, was struck from behind and thrown into the road. He was flown to Carolinas Medical Center with multiple injuries. Left behind at the scene was a grill logo and a piece of a car bumper later identified as having come from a late model Hyundai Elantra.
A Crimestoppers tip led police to Grace's home, where a 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT ws found in the garage, covered in a tarp. The car had suffered significant damage to the front bumber, and its grill logo was missing. Five pieces of a broken tail light from Wilson's motorcycle were found in the passenger area.
The grand jury indicted Grace on March 17.