Woman charged in June 11 death of farmworker

Alexis Destinee Kirt
Alexis Destinee Kirt

Alexis Kirt now faces charges in the hit and run fatality. Charges against Robert Bolick have been dropped.

The Highway Patrol has charged a woman with the June 4 hit and run death of a farmworker in Whiteville, and dropped charges against a man initially arrested in the case.

Alexis Destinee Kirt, 25, of 5650 James B. White Hwy. North, Whiteville, was arrested July 1 on charges of filing a false report, felony hit and run resulting in death, and no operator’s license. She was held under a secured bond in the Columbus County Detention Center.

Robert Eugene Bolick Jr., 31, of Phyllis Street, N. Myrtle Beach, saw his charges dropped in the case. He was arrested June 11 on warrants drawn by Trooper J. Baxley of the Highway Patrol.

Kirt is alleged to have left the scene after she struck Jean Emaniste Samedy on U.S. 701 North near the Board of Elections. 

Troopers originally interviewed Kirt after she contacted the Highway Patrol through a family member. The woman allegedly said she thought she struck something in the roadway on the night Samedy was killed. Her car was located and examined by troopers.
Warrants say Kirt later told troopers that she loaned the car to a woman she didn’t know, and the woman returned the car with significant damage.

A farmworker from Haiti, Samedy was staying at the Holiday Motel while harvesting blueberries in Bladen County. Friends said he went to the nearby Dollar General store and never returned. Samedy was found in a ditch the next morning, his groceries scattered in a nearby yard.

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