Finally, defendant contends that the trial court erred in allowing the state to impeach one of its own witnesses. John Rogers testified he saw defendant and several of his codefendants walking around the trailer park at approximately 2:00 a.m. When Rogers testified that he did not remember what the people were wearing, the prosecutor asked Rogers if Rogers remembered what he told him in the presence of Detective Harper at 1:00 p.m. that afternoon in the prosecutor's office. Defendant answered, "I said the girls were wearing white shirts and nothing on underneath them, and that's all that I remember." When the prosecutor asked what the other people in the crowd were wearing, Rogers answered, "the girls were wearing white shirts and men were wearing dark clothes." Defendant contends that the State was allowed to improperly impeach its witness with a prior inconsistent statement.
Williams, 322 N.C. 452, 455, 368 S.E.2d 624, 626 (1988) (quoting
State v. Green, 296 N.C. 183, 192, 250 S.E.2d 197, 203 (1978)). The
State did not attempt to offer extrinsic evidence, such as Detective
Harper's additional testimony, to challenge the truthfulness of
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