Akron: Man charged in hit-skip of 5-year-old

1:43 PM, Mar 29, 2013   |    comments
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AKRON -- Police have now arrested and charged an Akron man with the hit-skip of a 5-year-old that happened March 15.

The Akron Police Traffic Bureau received a tip from the Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc., regarding the hit-skip accident.

The accident occurred on Goodhue Drive on March 15, 2013.  Investigators followed up on the tip and interviewed William E. Wilkes, Jr., 38, of Akron.

Following the interview, police say Wilkes admitted involvement and was subsequently charged with driving under a suspended license and felony hit skip and booked into the Summit County Jail.

Police say investigators had previously arrested Shaune Chesney, 48, of Akron after he was identified by a witness as the driver.

Chesney has been released and the charges against him have been dismissed without prejudice.


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