UPDATE: Rodney Maurice Hill was arrested Wednesday night and released on $15,000 bond. His court date is March 22, 2016 in East Ridge City Court.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man that East Ridge police believe was responsible for the death of a pedestrian on Ringgold Road on Dec. 26 of last year.
According to a press release by ERPD, on the morning of December 26, Darrell Lee Carter, was walking eastbound on Ringgold Road. Mr. Carter was crossing Ringgold Road at Blackhawk Trail, when he was struck from behind.
The vehicle that struck Mr. Carter was determined to be a 2013 to 2015 Nissan Sentra. On December 28, 2015, a 2015 Nissan Sentra was found in the possession of Rodney Maurice Hill, in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Mr. Hill had reported to Fort Oglethorpe police that he struck a deer.
The Nissan Sentra was sent to the TBI Crime Lab in Nashville, and found to be a match with the suspect vehicle. A warrant for Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Crash was issued for Rodney Maurice Hill, through the East Ridge City Court.