WPD: Hit-and-run suspect said he’d return to crash after dropping off kid

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are searching for a Wilmington man accused of a hit-and-run in late August that left a Pender County woman injured.

According to the Wilmington Police Department, Quemar Deshawn Wooten, 31, was driving north at the intersection of 11th and Market streets when he ran a stop sign around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning. The victim, who was driving east, told police she swerved to avoid the crash, but was hit.

The victim pulled onto the median, while Wooten pulled into a business parking lot and got out of his car. He allegedly told a witness that he was taking his child to school and would return once he dropped his child off. As Wooten left, the witness took photos of the suspect vehicle, which officers say helped identify him.

WPD says Wooten never returned nor did he call 911 to report the crash.

Wooten caused $2,500 damage and the victim suffered a sprained knee, police say.

He is charged with hit and run leaving the scene with property damage, driving while license revoked and failure to stop at a stop sign.

Anyone with information on Wooten’s whereabouts is asked to contact WPD at (910) 343-3609 or use Text-A-Tip.

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