Fayetteville police arrest man accused of intentionally running over pedestrian

Stoney Gene Riley (image courtesy Fayetteville Police Department)

The man accused of intentionally running over a pedestrian now faces additional charges for an unrelated crime, Fayetteville Police said late Thursday afternoon.

Earlier Thursday, police said 39-year-old Stoney Gene Riley was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

He also faces charges of misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, misdemeanor conspiracy, and felony attempting to obtain property by false pretenses.

Charges have also been brought against Riley's passenger at the time, Denine Marie Goodwin, 46, of Pinehurst. She is not in custody.

She is charged with misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, misdemeanor conspiracy, and felony attempting to obtain property by false pretenses.

Denine Marie Goodwin



These latest charges stem from an incident at the Target store at 2056 Skibo Road, in Fayetteville, that took place on July 31.

Goodwin is the owner of the vehicle that struck and killed the pedestrian, 31-year-old Justin Thomas Atkins.

It happened around 11:30 Monday morning in the 5200 block of Patton Street in the Bonnie Doone neighborhood.

Three views of the Honda Pilot suspected in a deadly and intentional hit-and-run.



Investigators said the victim was walking along the street when a car pulled up next to him and asked him if he had any drugs for sale.

The victim said he didn't and walked away. That's when the driver of the car hit him with the vehicle and fled the scene.

The victim was able to get himself to a nearby home and a resident called 911. He later died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

On Wednesday, police identified the victim as Atkins.

Also Wednesday, detectives identified a Honda Pilot that was seen leaving the area of Patton Street just moments after the pedestrian was struck.



Anyone with information regarding the homicide investigation is asked to contact Detective M. Wooten with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 391-8630. Anyone with information regarding the theft investigation at Target is asked to contact Detective M. Laramie at (910) 676-1539 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

Crimestoppers information can also be submitted online by completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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