Officers notified the surrounding agencies to be on the lookout for any vehicle that had substantial front end damage. Around 3:30 a.m., Wingate Police officers stopped a white Honda Element that had massive front end damage. Wingate Police placed the driver under arrest for DWI and contacted the Monroe Police Department.
Stephen Lance Helms, 31 of Charlotte, NC, was charged with second degree homicide. He is in the Union County Jail and bond is pending. The investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending against Mr. Helms.
2011 Union County, NC