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Guilford County Sheriff's Office

Pleasant Garden woman arrested for First Degree Murder

Sheriff BJ Barnes reports that on August 26, 2010 Guilford County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 496 NC 62 East, Pleasant Garden, NC, in reference to a 911 call reporting there was a man down in the parking lot. When Deputies arrived on the scene, they found Clifford Darrel Wright, 998 Bantam Road, Pleasant Garden, NC, lying in the parking lot at 496 NC 62 E with multiple injuries that were consistent with being struck and run over by a vehicle. They also located the victim’s girlfriend, Helen Kay Sperry, also of 998 Bantam Road, Pleasant Garden NC, at the scene.

While investigating the incident, Deputies discovered a 2010 silver Toyota Corolla driven by Helen Kay Sperry that contained physical evidence consisting of blood, hair and impressions. Clifford Darrel Wright, W/M, DOB 2/18/1966, was taken to Moses Cone Hospital with critical injuries where he remained until September 15, 2010 when he passed away from his injuries. Detectives have arrested Helen Kay Sperry for First Degree Murder and she is currently in the Guilford County Jail with no bond.

Any additional media inquiries should be directed to Chief Deputy Colonel Randy Powers at 641-6109.

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