2 arrested in Surry County hit-and-run that injured ‘hero’ 15-year-old boy

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DOBSON, N.C. -- Two people have been arrested in connection with the February hit-and-run that injured a 15-year-old boy, according to Chief Shawn Myers with Dobson police.

Bruce Wayne Gwyn, 29, of Winston-Salem, is charged with felony failure to stop and render aid with serious bodily injury and felony failure to remain at the scene of a crash.

Ashley Rochelle Phifer Davis, 27, of Winston-Salem, is charged with passenger failing to give info/aid at the scene of a wreck.

The hit-and-run happened on Feb. 25 at 7:13 a.m. in front of the Tlaquepaque Mexican Grille at McGuffin Drive and East Atkins Street in Dobson.

“Sometimes at night I still think of like, I hear the noises of the car,” said Junior Gonzalez, the 15-year-old hit by the vehicle. “I still remember when it hit me. I still remember when they said, ‘Run!’”

About eight Surry Central High School students were waiting at the bus stop.

A neighbor told FOX8 shortly after the incident she heard the car skidding across the road, looked out her window and saw the car come straight toward the group of students.

The students tried to get out-of-the-way, but the car ran over Junior. He was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in serious condition.

In the weeks following the incident, Junior's story spread nationally after it was revealed that he pushed a girl out of the way of the vehicle while putting himself in harm's way.

Junior was hailed as a hero for his actions.

“I didn’t feel any anger toward them,” Junior said of Gwyn and Davis. “I’m just glad the police did their job and finally caught them.”

Myers said Gwyn and Davis were arrested on Monday evening in Surry County. Gwyn is being held under a $32,000 bond. Davis is being held under a $2,500 bond.

Both are scheduled to appear in court June 9.

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