911 Call: Carteret County man accuses neighbor’s son of hit-and-run with SUV

CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A newly released 911 call has provided more information concerning an alleged hit-and-run in Carteret County involving a pedestrian.

On Monday, the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 call made by Michael Hargraves on April 4.

In the call, the 65-year-old man says he was lying in the middle of the road after being run over.

“He just ran over me,” he said in the call. “It was a Cadillac, one of those fancy big SUV Cadillacs, the man’s mother lives right next door. They think they own this property. He just ran over the top of me.”

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Hargraves claims he has a long history with the suspect, who deputies have identified as 77-year-old Melvin Davis.

Deputies say it happened during an argument over land.

“His mother lives next door,” Hargraves said during the call. “The law will know who it is. This has been an ongoing thing here.”

Hargraves told the telecommunicator that he had recently had two strokes.

Davis had his first court appearance today.

His bond was increased by $60,000 for a total of $75,000.00. He posted bond and was released.

He was also ordered to be put on electronic monitoring.

Davis’ next court date is April 19th.

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