Three charged in deadly hit-and-run

By Kelly Mayo

October 16, 2013

LUMBERTON — Three people have been charged with in a hit-and-run earlier this month that killed a Rowland man, including the person who the Highway Patrol says was driving the vehicle.

Deshadia Shatease Allen, 23, of 205 Oregon St., Lumberton, is charged with hit-and-run, driving with a revoked license, failure to report an accident and delaying and obstructing an officer, according to 1st Sgt. Ardeen Hunt of the state Highway Patrol. She was placed in the Robeson County jail under a $10,000 secured bond. Two passengers in her vehicle are also charged in connection with the hit-and-run.

According to Hunt, Allen was driving a 2005 Chrysler passenger car on Oct. 6 that struck and killed Jeffrey Jakwan Quick, 24, of Hilly Branch Road, on Interstate 95, about four miles south of Lumberton. Hunt was hit as he was walking along the highway after he exited a 2005 Ford passenger car that was being driven by Kynesha Shambreal Nealey, 25 of 330 Peacock Lane, Lumberton. Hunt said Nealey had stopped her vehicle alongside the highway shortly before 4 a.m. on that Sunday.

Hunt said Quick was struck by Allen’s vehicle when she swerved to avoid hitting Nealey’s car.

Hunt said Keavin Jawah Thompson, 30, of 1714 Maryland St., Lumberton, who had been a passenger in the Chrysler, then drove that vehicle away with Allen and Devin Green, of 110 Thompson St., Lumberton, as passengers.

Thompson is charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident and driving with a revoked license, and placed in the county jail under a $5,000. Green was charged with fleeing the scene of an accident involving death and placed under a $2,500 bond.

Nealey was charged with driving while impaired with a bond set at $500.