Police arrest 20-year-old male who allegedly hit man at Love's Country Store
By LARRY PHILLIPS
• Leader & Times
Police arrest a man who allegedly hit a pedestrian with his pickup Sunday, sending the victim to the hospital. The victim was treated at Southwest Medical Center and later transferred to Amarillo with “non-life-threatening injuries,” according to a statement released Sunday afternoon by Liberal Police Capt. Pat McClurg.
“On Sunday, at about 6:18 a.m., emergency responders were dispatched to 208 W. Pancake for a report of an injury accident involving a pedestrian,” McClurg noted. “The vehicle involved in the accident had fled the scene.
“Responding officers learned that a 30-year-old male, (while he) was walking beside the ice machine at Love’s Country Store, a white Dodge Ram pickup backed into him, pinning him between the pickup and the ice machine,” McClurg continued. “Witnesses reported the driver sped away without rendering any aid to the victim.”
Police searched the area for the truck and discovered it parked about six blocks away in the 100 block of Hoover, and it was unoccupied.
“Investigators contacted the owner of the vehicle,” McClurg noted. “The owner, a 22-year-old male, was brought to the police department for questioning with investigators.
“He was subsequently arrested,” McClurg added.
He also noted an affidavit would be sent to the Seward County Attorney for the filing of formal charges.