UPDATE: Tyler police catch suspect in hit and run case

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 3:17pm

TYLER — UPDATE:

Investigators have now charged Turner with Felony and Misdemeanor Hit and Run. Turner is now in Smith County Jail on a $60,000.00 bond set by Judge Dunn.


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Tyler police investigators have identified the suspect involved in the hit and run accident that occurred at Southtown and S. Broadway Tuesday night.

The suspect is 32-year-old Jeremy David Turner, of Tyler. Turner has been arrested for unauthorized use of motor vehicle and investigators are seeking additional warrants for felony hit and run and misdemeanor hit and run.

The owner of the vehicle works at Buffalo Wild Wings. She told officers last night that Turner had taken her vehicle without her permission.

His bond is set at $20,000.


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Correction: In the original press release, the Honda Civic was listed as a Honda Accord by mistake. It is corrected in the below narrative.

On 07-19-2011 at 11:17 pm, Tyler Police Officers were dispatched to Southtown and S. Broadway in reference to a major hit and run traffic accident.

While officers were enroute to the scene, dispatch advised that the suspect vehicle had been stolen prior to the accident. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered that a black 2002 Honda Civic had been struck from the rear causing that vehicle to strike a white 2011 Ford Focus.

The 31 year old white male driver of the Honda Civic was not injured. The 51 year old white female driver of the Ford Focus was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The stolen vehicle, a black 2009 Nissan Altima was recovered in the roadway in the 6200 block of Hollytree Drive.

The vehicle had extensive damage to the front end. The vehicle was unoccupied. The area was search, however the suspect was not located.

The vehicle was stolen just before the accident occurred at 7916 S. Broadway. This case is currently under investigation.
 


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While officers were enroute to the scene, dispatch advised that the suspect vehicle had been stolen prior to the accident.

When officers arrived on scene, they discovered that a black 2002 Honda Civic had been struck from the rear causing that vehicle to strike a white 2011 Ford Focus.

The 31 year old white male driver of the Honda Accord was not injured. The 51 year old white female driver of the Ford Focus was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The stolen vehicle, a black 2009 Nissan Altima was recovered in the roadway in the 6200 block of Hollytree Drive. The vehicle had extensive damage to the front end. The vehicle was unoccupied.

The area was search, however the suspect was not located. The vehicle was stolen just before the accident occurred at 7916 S. Broadway. This case is currently under investigation.
 

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