Macon County Chronicle

Arrest Made in Public Square Hit & Run

Fifty-one-year old Ricky Lynn Harp, of 786 Payton Creek Road, in Lafayette, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash and failing to report a crash, on Tuesday, February 16th, by Officer Rejena Parker, of the Lafayette Police Department, in connection with the hit-and-run incident on the Public Square, Tuesday night, January 19, 2010 around 7:30 p.m.

According to an accident report filed by investigating officer LPD Patrolman Henry Behr, who responded to the scene along with Captain Ray Amalfitano, a badly damaged, unoccupied 2008 gold Chevy Impala, was found leaning against the fire hydrant on the sidewalk in front of Cathy’s Florist, within inches of the front door. The vehicle, which belonged to Gary D. Holland, of 507 Greenwood Drive, here in Lafayette, had been legally parked on the north side of the square, when a hit & run driver traveling west across the public square, struck the automobile knocking it several feet before it came to rest in front of the florist shop, and continued west on College Street, temporarily stopping in front of the movie theater, then suddenly driving off again.

 “We recently received information which led us to Mr. Ricky Harp,” Officer Parker confirmed, “and after speaking with him at the Lafayette Police Department, I arrested him, then immediately transported him to the Macon County Jail.”

Bond was set at $1,500 and Harp is scheduled to appear in Macon County General Sessions Court on March 17, 2010.