Leake is charged with DWI, felony hit-and-run causing death, felony death by vehicle, and insurance fraud. Bond was set at $351,000.
Faison was found lying in a ditch along Poole Road just outside Raleigh the morning of October 30, but troopers said they believe he was hit the night before.
A piece of bumper from a 2005 Ford Expedition was left at the scene which helped troopers identify the vehicle that hit him.
Family members described him as smart, kind, well-mannered, and hard-working. He was holding down two jobs so he could finish his education at North Carolina Central University. He worked as a teller at a Wells Fargo Bank during the day and a Macy's department store at night.
They said he was hit not long after wrapping up a shift at the clothing store.
North Carolina Department of Public Safety records show Leake has a long list of previous DWI and driving with a revoked license convictions going back to the early 1990s. Troopers said he is charged with insurance fraud for allegedly getting his wife to claim she hit a deer to their insurance company.
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