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Man arrested for pushing woman from moving vehicle

The Wilmington Police Department has made an arrest in a case that left a female splayed in the roadway with severe injuries on April 23. (Port City Daily/File)

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department has made an arrest in a case that left a female abandoned in a roadway with severe injuries on April 23.

Just after 7 p.m. that Sunday, a Wilmington police officer saw a female lying in the 2400 block of Carolina Beach Road and called to have her transported to Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment of severe injuries.

As detectives investigated the incident, they determined a 42-year-old Scotts Hill resident, John Eric Thompson, had been in a verbal altercation with the victim. He proceeded to push her from a moving vehicle.

A warrant was issued for his arrest and Thompson he turned himself into the New Hanover County courthouse on Thursday, April 27. He received a $50,000 secured bond and is charged with assault inflicting bodily injury and felony hit and run.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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