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Christopher Shane Grubbs Charged In Winston-Salem Hit & Run Death

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem police arrested a man on Wednesday who they say killed a pedestrian in August.

Christopher Shane Grubbs is facing several charges, including felony hit and run and misdemeanor death by vehicle.

On Aug. 13, police say Grubbs was driving on West Mountain Street when he hit and killed 21-year-old Richard Bernard Byers, Jr. Byers died later that day from injuries.

Grubbs turned himself in Wednesday afternoon. A magistrate set his bond at $40,000. WFMY News 2 learned that Grubbs has bonded out. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 12.

 

Grubbs' lawyer Jones Byrd spoke to WFMY News 2 on Thursday.

"He [Grubbs] has not been in hiding. He has not been avoiding law enforcement. In fact, he's done just the opposite. He's been cooperative," said Byrd.

 

 

WFMY News 2 confirmed that Grubbs was a N.C. Highway Patrol trooper. He resigned in 2007 after he was accused of driving drunk while on patrol in a construction zone in Montgomery County.

Grubbs became a trooper from May 1995; he resigned Dec. 17, 2007.

Grubbs listed his current employer as Guilford County EMS when he bonded out of jail. EMS says Grubbs has been an employee since Nov. 1, 2009, and is currently on leave. They say he was not on duty at the time of the Aug. 13 incident.

WFMY News 2

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