Warrant: SUV in deadly Raleigh hit-and-run seized at auto repair shop

Caesar Leake

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – New warrants revealed Tuesday that the vehicle police say was involved in a deadly hit-and-run in Raleigh last month was seized at an auto repair shop.

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Troopers arrested Caesar Leake, 47, of Knightdale, on Monday and charged him in the death of 23-year-old Terrance Faison, of Raleigh. Troopers said an anonymous tip led to Leake’s arrest.

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Lt. Jeff Gordon with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the Wake County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a body in a ditch along Poole Road around 7:45 a.m. Oct. 30. The body was identified as Faison.

Troopers said Faison was walking along the right shoulder of Poole Road when he was hit by a 2004 or 2005 gold, two-tone Eddie Bauer Edition Ford Expedition and that the SUV should have front right side damage.

The right corner of the vehicle’s bumper was left at the scene, helping troopers to identify the vehicle involved.

According to a warrant, investigators found Leake’s vehicle at an auto repair shop. Authorities took paint samples and parts of the vehicle, including the headlight and bumper, for evidence.

Leake, of Knightdale, has been charged with felony hit and run inflicting serious injury or death, driving while impaired, felony death by motor vehicle and insurance fraud.

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