AKRON, Ohio --Bond has been set for the suspect accused of a deadly hit-and-run in Akron.
Monte V. Porter III, of Bath, pleaded not guilty in Akron Municipal Court Thursday morning to the charges against him that include vehicular homicide, felony hit-skip and driving under suspension.
The accident happened March 3 just after 7 a.m. on Merriman Road in Akron.
Porter, 56, is accused of driving left of the center, striking a curb, a tree, and then hitting an elderly man who was getting his morning paper.
73-year-old Ernest Liska was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital where he later died.
Porter was arrested Wednesday at his residence.
Bond was set at $250,000. Monte Porter is currently being held in the Akron City Jail.