Fayetteville police arrest hit-and-run suspect

KFSM is reporting that the police have arrested a suspect in the fatal hit-and-run that occurred last month in Fayetteville.

Shamika Redden, age 28, was struck by a vehicle on Mount Comfort Road and killed on the evening of Dec. 13. Police have been seeking a suspect since the accident, and on Saturday, officers arrested Robert Ehrhardt after a patrolman noticed Ehrhardt’s Chevrolet S-10 pickup was missing its grill and had front-end damage.

According to the article, Ehrhardt told police the damage was due to a collision with construction equipment, but later admitted to striking Redden with his vehicle.

Ehrhardt was arrested on Saturday as is being charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, a felony. He could be charged with negligent homicide if police determine he was intoxicated or otherwise negligent, according to Washington County prosecuting attorney John Threet.

Read it at KFSM