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Attempted murder, crash suspect released from hospital

Posted on November 26, 2021

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ROCKY MOUNT — A city man wanted on an attempted murder charge who crashed his car into a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 has been released from the hospital.

Ronaldo Vadal Wesson, 25, of Autry Road in Rocky Mount, faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, assault inflicting serious injury, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling, discharging a firearm inside the city limits, second-degree trespassing, three counts of causing injury to real property, resisting a police officer, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle.

Doctors released Wesson from Vidant Medical Center in Greenville on Friday and transported via Metz Medical to the Nash County Magistrate's Office where all outstanding warrants were served. He received a total secured bond of $294,000, said Chief Deputy Brandon Medina of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.

"I'm currently headed with Metz Medical to Central Prison since the defendant isn't ambulatory and needs more medical attention than our facility can provide," Medina said. "It's unknown when he'll have his first appearance in court."

A deputy tried to stop Wesson's Hyundai on Benvenue Road/N.C. 43 and Halifax Road for a moving violation. The Hyundai driver slowed down, but didn’t stop. Then the car took off onto the I-95 ramp, Medina said.

The Hyundai struck a tractor-trailer, causing the truck to flip onto its side at the top of the bridge, before crashing.

Wesson had to be extricated from the Hyundai.

Wesson has a prior criminal conviction of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

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