JCSO: Driver Who Ran Over Teen Charged With Murder

CLAYTON – The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the alleged driver of an SUV that ran over a teenager then fled from the scene. Authorities said the incident was domestic related.

James Lewis Christavian Johnson III

James Lewis Christavian Johnson III, of Flamingo Drive, Clayton surrendered to detectives Wednesday afternoon at the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with second degree murder without regard and felony hit and run causing serious injury or death. He was held on a half-million dollar bond at the Johnston County Jail.

Investigators allege Johnson was driving a white SUV around 2:26pm Monday in the 300 block of Vinson Road as 18 year-old Tebria Janee Frazier rode on top of the vehicle. Frazier fell to the pavement and was run over. She died at the scene. Johnson fled in the SUV.

Authorities did not say what lead up to the domestic altercation or why she was riding on top of the vehicle. However, Frazier and Johnson reportedly share an 8 month-old child.

The SUV driven by Johnson was located on S. English Street in Greensboro with the assistance of the Greensboro Police Department.

Sheriff’s detectives consulted with the Johnston County District Attorney’s Office before obtaining the second degree murder and hit and run warrants.

Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Caldwell said the investigation remains ongoing.

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