• Husband of woman hit by own truck says he's trying to forgive

    By: Tina Terry


    LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. - The husband of a woman hit with her own truck then left to die spoke only to Eyewitness News about the crime.

    "I couldn't hardly process it," said Sherry Tobeler's husband, Dan Tobeler.

    He shed light on the argument he had with Sherry Tobeler just hours before her death.

    "She didn't have a mean bone. She couldn't even yell at me when she was mad," he said.

    The 911 calls made from the first person to find Sherry Tobeler's body abandoned in the middle of the road were released Tuesday.

    RAW: 911 call after woman hit with a car

    Her husband is revealing new details about her and the night she was killed.

    Dan Tobeler said his wife was the type of woman who would give someone in need the shirt off of her back. He and his family are still struggling to understand why someone would hurt her.

    "I was sitting in there drinking my morning coffee, trying to figure out where's my wife," Dan Tobeler said.

    He said he and Sherry, 54, had gotten into an argument Thursday over whether he could drive her to her doctor's appointments.

    He said she was upset when she left the house in her Chevy Silverado pickup truck with her dog Botox.

    "I feel bad about it like. You just don't know right now," he said.

    WATCH CHOPPER 9: Investigators pull truck from Lincoln Co. pond

    Over the past few days, Channel 9 has learned Sherry met one of the suspects, Derek Williams, for the first time at a gas station Thursday night.

    They later met up with the two other suspects: Williams' girlfriend, Alesha Werner, and his mother, Patricia Stroupe, at a pool hall and a bar.

    Officers said later that night they all got into a fight, because Sherry Tobeler didn't want to drive them home.

    Investigators said Sherry Tobeler got out of the truck. Officers said Williams then hit her with her own truck and left her to die in the road.

    IMAGES: Truck pulled from pond in case of Lincoln Co. woman's death

    Dan Tobeler said his family is trying to forgive the suspects

    "By the Lord, I have to forgive them. I'm going to tell you it's going to be a struggle for me," he said.

    The three suspects faced a judge Tuesday for the first time. Werner's mother was there. She didn't want to speak on camera, but said her daughter was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

     All three of them will be in court again later this month.

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