$1 million bond for woman charged in hit-and-run that killed young dad

Tiffany Mychelle Stephens (left) from the Randolph County Jail. Gary J. Jackson III (right) in a photo from Randolph County Crime Stoppers.

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — Police say a woman suspected of hitting and killing a young dad with her truck last week in Asheboro was arrested on Saturday.

Police say anonymous tips led to the arrest of Tiffany Mychelle Stephens, 33, of Brooklyn Avenue in Ramseur, WFMY-TV reported.

She was charged with felony hit and run, and hit and run leave the scene with personal injury.

Gary Jamaine Jackson III, 21, was hit by a truck while walking along Dixie Drive and Kenmore Street in Asheboro around 1:48 a.m. on Friday, June 24, police say.

Jackson, who went by “Trey,” died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after the crash. A woman walking with him was hurt.

Jackson, who died just days from his birthday, leaves behind a 2-year-old boy and an 11-month-old boy, according to his obituary.

Traffic investigators found Stephens’ truck in the area of Oak Leaf Road, according to WFMY.

Stephens is in the Randolph County Jail under a $1 million secured bond.

According to his obituary, a GoFundMe account has been set up to help Jackson’s family. Click here for the GoFundMe page.

Detectives believed the driver was in a 2011-2015 Ford Super Duty full-size truck, possibly an F-250.

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