Cantonment Man Arrested For May 2016 Hit And Run Crash
February 15, 2017
A Cantonment man on the lam since a 2016 hit and run crash in Cantonment is now behind bars.
Colby Chase Myrick, 26, is charged with leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, driving while license revoked habitual, reckless driving with injuries, driving while license expired more than six months and tampering with evidence. He also faces citations for failure to report a crash and failure to provide insurance in a crash. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $23,000.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Myrick was traveling northbound on Wegner Avenue approaching Mintz Lane on May 31, 2016, when he failed to stop at a yield sign and struck a Toyota Avalon driven by 71-year old Elizabeth Harris of Cantonment.
The Toyota left the roadway and struck a concrete table and landscaping at 302 Wegner Avenue, while Myrick fled fled the scene in a Dodge Ram northbound on Wegner Avenue. Harris and her six-year old passenger suffered minor injuries.
Over two weeks later, the 1996 Dodge Ram was located on Well Line Road and positively identified as the vehicle involved in the crash. The vehicle was identified by a piece of the front grill left behind at the crash scene with a chrome skull with two guns mounted to the front.
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