Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Hit, run leads to charges

A Minden man has been arrested and charged with hit-and-run.

Samuel Nolan Megehee, 28, of Sugar Creek Road, was picked up by Minden Police late last week and charged with aggravated battery, hit-and-run and violation of a protective order.

Samuel_MegeheePolice chief Steve Cropper said the pedestrian was reportedly struck by Megehee in his red Ford pick-up truck on Homer Road near the Webster Parish library.

Lt. Tim Morris, Sgt. Ron Payton and Off. Chase Wimberly were dispatched to the scene.

"The pedestrian and witnesses indicated the truck had struck her, so we put out a BOLO (be on the look-out) on the truck," Cropper said. "She (victim) indicated she knew Megehee and that he was the one who struck her with the vehicle."

Cropper said Off. 1st Class Heath Humble spotted the pick-up truck and asked Megehee what happened.

"Megehee indicated he knew he had struck the woman, but then he told the officer that he stopped and asked her if she was okay and she said, yes, so he left," Cropper said. "That's not the way she (victim) told the story."

Cropper said Humble then asked the suspect if he had anything illegal in his vehicle.

"Megehee indicated he had two handguns, and since he had an active protective order against him which did not allow him to carry any firearms, he was arrested," Cropper said.

The victim, who was not seriously injured, was taken to the Minden Police Department to give statements.

"Afterward, she indicated she thought she needed to go to the hospital after all, so an ambulance was dispatched to the police department to take her to Minden Medical Center," Cropper said.






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