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Arrests announced in Oct. 27 Greene County hit-and-run fatality

Two arrests have been made following a Sunday morning hit-and-run in Greene County that left a Snow Hill resident dead. George Olsen has more.

The state Highway Patrol announced the arrest of Jamal Antwon Johnson of Stantonsburg in the incident that led to the death of Jimmy Terrell Suggs of Snow Hill. Preliminary investigation indicated Suggs walked into the path of a car early  Sunday morning around 4:30 on U-S 258 south in Greene County. He was found on the road’s shoulder and transported to Lenoir Memorial Hospital where he later died. Johnson has been charged with felony hit and run as well as driving while license revoked. A passenger Rosa Elena Cerna, also of Stantonsburg is charged with aiding and abetting felony hit and run. Both were processed at the Greene County Jail and placed under $25,000 secured bond. I’m George Olsen.

George Olsen is a 1977 Havelock High School graduate. He received his B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1982 where he got his first taste of non-commercial radio working for their student station WUSC. After graduation he worked about five years in commercial radio before coming to work at Public Radio East where he has remained since outside of a nearly 3-year stint as jazz and operations coordinator at WUAL in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the early 1990s. On his return to eastern North Carolina he hosted classical music for Public Radio East before moving into the Morning Edition host position and now can be heard on All Things Considered. He also hosts and produces The Sound, five hours of Americana, Roots Rock and Contemporary Folk weekday evenings on PRE Public Radio East News & Ideas, and is a news and feature producer for Public Radio East.