New Arrest in ‘Apologetic’ Hit-and-Run

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AKRON-- There's been a new arrest in a hit-and-run accident involving a five-year-old boy; that happened on March 15.

The Akron Police Traffic Bureau said it received a tip about the incident.

William Wilkes
William Wilkes

Investigators followed up and William E. Wilkes, 38, of Akron, was arrested.

Police said Wilkes stopped for a moment; asked the child if he was alright; then took off.

The child was transported to Akron Children's Hospital and treated for a broken leg.

Authorities said Wilkes admitted to the crime and was charged with hit skip, which is a felony. He was also charged with driving under a suspended license.

He was booked into the Summit County Jail.

Another man, Shaune Chesney, was previously arrested after he was identified by a witness.

Police said Chesney was released and all charges against him have been dropped.

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