Woman charged with murder in hit-and-run
A High Point woman has been charged with murder after allegedly striking a pedestrian during a domestic-related vehicle chase early Sunday, police said.
High Point police communications received a call at 2:39 a.m. from a woman in reference to a domestic disturbance involving a man and his ex-girlfriend, who police identified as Valondrea Breeden.
The disturbance allegedly escalated into a vehicle chase in which Breeden was chasing after her ex-boyfriend in another car east on Nathan Hunt Drive near Brentwood Street at a high rate of speed, authorities said.
Two people were walking east in the 400 block of Nathan Hunt Drive facing oncoming traffic when the vehicle Breeden was driving allegedly crossed the center line and struck one of them, police said.
Breeden fled the scene but was later apprehended.
The victim, a male, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police on Sunday were withholding his identity pending next-of-kin notification.
Breeden, 33, of Jefferson Street, was charged with second-degree murder, felony hit-and-run, felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired, police said.
She was being held in the Guilford County Jail in High Point Sunday afternoon after a magistrate set her bond at $750,000, jail records showed.
The incident was not related to the High Point Market, which officially opened Saturday, police said.