Man wanted in West Virginia hit and run captured

A manhunt for the driver in a serious crash that sent thee people to the hospital has come to an end.

Wayne County, West Virginia sheriff's deputies tell our sister station Harley Dickinson, 27, was caught and arrested Thursday afternoon in Huntington.

Dickinson was hiding in a closet in an apartment on Huntington Avenue when deputies caught him.

They say Dickinson has not only been on the run since causing the accident Monday morning, but has been running from deputies since August. Dale Enochs, with the CUFF task force, tells WSAZ.com that Dickinson was considered a high flight risk because he actually ran out of the Pocahontas courthouse back in August.

Two passengers in Dickinson's car, as well as the driver of the car Dickinson collided with, were all taken to the hospital.

Before being arraigned in Cabell County Dickinson told WSAZ.com that he ran from the scene of the crash because "he had felony warrants."

"Those are my friends and I feel really bad about it... But, I am not going to just sit there and wait to go to jail," said Dickinson.

Dickinson is also accused of giving deputies the name and social security number of someone else, resulting in a wrong arrest earlier this week.

Deputies gave Dickinson the chance to receive medical attention and then turn himself in -- but he chose to run.

Deputy Sowards, with the Wayne County Sheriff's Department, told WSAZ.com that he took several pictures of Dickinson before he was transported to the hospital. Sowards said he had a feeling and knew that he needed to photograph Dickinson just in case he didn't turn himself in as he was supposed to do.

Dickinson is charged with three counts of leaving the scene of an accident causing bodily harm, three counts of failing to render aid, driving on a suspended license, failing to report an accident and obstruction.

Dickinson was arraigned in Cabell County court Thursday evening. He is being held in the Western Regional Jail in lieu of $90,000 cash-only bail.

The arrest was a joint operation by the CUFF task force, U.S. Marshals, Cabell County Sheriff's Department, Wayne County Sheriff's Department and the Huntington Police Department.


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