JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man is facing charges in connection with a hit-and-run of a toddler last week in the area of 336 E. 5th St.
Jamestown Police say Nicholas S. Evans, 27, allegedly struck a two-year-old male with his vehicle before leaving the scene last Thursday.
Evans is charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and multiple vehicle and traffic charges.
Police say they responded to a report of a small child being struck as they were walking along the side of the road with its family. Evans allegedly didn’t stop and continued without stopping.
Evans reportedly continued and drove into a parking lot at East Fourth Street at East Second Street where a group of individuals who had witnessed the accident approached the vehicle and did break out the driver’s side window to the vehicle.
Evans, who was now in fear of harm to himself, did drive away again and stopped in a lot on Franklin Street where officers from the JPD located him.
Police say the man will appear in Jamestown City Court a later date to answer the charges.