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Owner of North Carolina ride that injured 5 turns himself in

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The owner of a ride at the North Carolina State Fair that investigators say injured five people after safety equipment was disabled has turned himself in a day after arrest warrants were issued.

Attorney Dan Boyce confirmed that 32-year-old Joshua Gene Macaroni surrendered to police Thursday. Boyce said Macaroni is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Macaroni is charged with two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and a third felony charge of assaulting a juvenile. In a statement, Boyce said his client was puzzled by his arrest, but plans to cooperate with law enforcement.

Days after passengers on the Vortex ride were injured, police charged 46-year-old ride operator Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow, of Quitman, Ga., with three criminal counts of assault with a deadly weapon.


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