Man wanted for death of Maryland 1-year-old won’t fight extradition


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man wanted for allegedly killing a 1-year-old in a car crash in Maryland while trying to get away from police won’t fight extradition after his arrest in Wilmington.

Wayne Anthony Green, Jr., 38, is in the New Hanover County Jail without bond on a fugitive warrant. He made his first court appearance today. Green is due back in court tomorrow morning to sign a waiver of extradition to Maryland.

WJZ-TV in Baltimore reports that police say Green was fleeing officers when he hit a vehicle in northeast Baltimore last week. That vehicle then hit a stroller carrying 16-month-old Jermiah Perry, who died.

Hours after the crash, Green allegedly walked out of a hospital before he could be charged with the crime.

Bryan Konig, a spokesman for the Marshals Service in North Carolina, says the Marshals Task Force in Baltimore alerted officers here at about 6:30 p.m. Friday that they believed Green was in Wilmington. Konig says marshals tracked Green to a room at the Days Inn at 5040 Market Street. He says about 11:30 p.m. marshals knocked on the door at the room. After a couple of minutes Green and another man came to the door and complied with orders. Marshals arrested Green on the fugitive warrant, but Konig says the other man did not have any warrants. Investigators found a large amount of cash in the room, but no illegal items, Konig says.

Green reportedly faces charges including including manslaughter and negligence by motor vehicle.

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