Man Takes Blame for Girlfriend in Hit and Run Crash, Real Suspect Now Charged
BROOKSVILLE – On New Year’s Day RNRF reported a hit and run crash that critically injured a wheelchair-bound woman as she traveled along Daniel Ave (CLICK FOR ORIGINAL REPORT).
The 23-year-old suspect, Clevandre Jerome Pope, avoided law enforcement until he was arrested on January 3rd and charged with leaving the scene of a crash with serious injuries.
The victim, Sandra Faye Gainer Carpenter remains in critical condition, according to the latest information provided by officials.
After our report several people defended Pope, claiming that he was not the driver and that he was taking the blame for his girlfriend, 22-year-old Ashley Nichole Norton. Turns out, those claims were true and on January 20th Norton turned herself in at the Hernando County Jail and was charged with leaving the scene of a crash with serious injury and destroying evidence. According to Brooksville Police, the suspect attempted to clean the vehicle of any evidence related to the crash, which may be why Norton is charged with destroying evidence.
Pope will still be charged with Obstruction for lying to Police.
Norton is free on a $20,000 bond.
RNRF attempted to speak with Pope but he has declined to comment.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ™2013 – 2017 Real News Real Fast, Inc.