WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police say 26-year-old Gregory Lucas Junior is responsible for running down a bicyclist and leaving the scene.
On March 25, police say he hit Robert Jordan from behind and fled the scene.
Each poster and flower outside of the Vogler Dance Studio is a prayer that Robert wakes up soon.
“My father was found laying in the road, and one of the good Samaritans pulled him out of the road,” said Richard Jordan, Robert’s son
It’s been almost two weeks since Jordan was hit riding his bike home from work.
“It’s really hard. Without Robert waking up, there’s absolutely no way we can do the studio as it was,” his son said. “The studio was almost his reason for living. That, and the bicycle, and his family.”
The Jordan family has decided to close the dance studio after 41 years.
“We don’t have a choice,” Richard Jordan said. “This is where we are.”
When FOX8 spoke with Richard Jordan on Thursday morning, he brought along the reflective vest his dad was wearing the night he was hit.
“It’s not much of anything, but it’s something for me to hold onto until my dad wakes up,” he said.
Winston-Salem police are ready for the next step.
“A hit-and-run involving someone with severe injuries is not only senseless, but it’s a heartless act,” Officer Richardson said.
A heartless act, with some answers, thanks to the community.
“It was multiple people and multiple videos that we were able to put all of this together,” Richardson said.
And the Jordan family couldn’t be more grateful.
“As bad as a thing as this individual did, it kind of ruined my faith in humanity,” Richard Jordan said. “But then my faith in humanity was restored by all of the people who helped.”
Richard tells FOX8 that they would not be able to get through any of this without the community’s support.
He says some people have even offered to volunteer to teach dance classes at the studio.
The family’s key focus right now is getting Lucas in jail.