A stolen truck connected to a hit-and-run crash in Shreveport that left a two-year-old boy suffering minor injuries, has been found in Minden, and a local man has been arrested.
Shreveport Police detectives booked 20-year-old Thaddius Anderson, of the 500 block of W. R. Reeder Street in Minden into the Shreveport City Jail Thursday on one count each of illegal possession of stolen things, hit-and- run and negligent injuring.
Based on information gathered during the course of their investigation, authorities developed another suspect, identified as Bobby Ferguson, of the 3000 block of Desoto Street in Shreveport.
He was charged with one count of illegal possession of stolen things for his alleged role in the incident.
At approximately 5:10 p.m. on August 29, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to a major crash in the 3500 block of Emery Street.
Upon arrival, patrolmen discovered that a two-year-old child had been struck by a Dodge pick-up truck which then fled the scene of the crash.
The child was transported to LSUHSC by the Shreveport Fire Department with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers conducting the initial investigation discovered the Dodge truck had been reported stolen back on August 18, and they were subsequently able to locate a possible suspect, identified as Ferguson.
While officers did not have enough probable cause at that time to charge Ferguson in connection with the hit-and-run, he had an outstanding warrant and was taken into custody.
Detectives and crash investigators were notified and, working in concert, were able to locate the stolen truck Wednesday in Webster Parish.