Local authorities have identified a suspect in a hit-and-run accident which occurred late last year and are continuing their investigation.
Local authorities have identified a suspect in a hit-and-run accident which occurred late last year and are continuing their investigation. At about 8:30 a.m. Dec. 28, Chillicothe police received a report of a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian. The initial investigation at the scene, showed the suspect vehicle left the scene at a high rate of speed. Video surveillance from the area captured a dark colored vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed, according to Police Chief Jon Maples. On Monday, police detectives followed up on information received about a possible suspect vehicle and suspects. Detectives and officers identified the suspect vehicle as a dark blue in color Kia Optima. Upon speaking with the vehicle owner, detectives were able to identify the driver and occupant of the vehicle at the time of the hit and run. Officers attempted an unrelated warrant service on the passenger of the hit and run vehicle, but he fled from officers and led them on a two county vehicle pursuit that involved Chillicothe Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Trenton Police Department, Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The passenger/wanted individual of the suspect vehicle was identified as 19-year-old Levi Elias Terrell who was taken into custody without incident, after leading officers in a pursuit. Terrell provided information leading to the identity of the driver who was identified as 19-year-old Jordan Daniel Wells. At approximately 7 p.m. Monday, detectives and officers were able to take Wells into custody without incident. Wells provided officers with pertinent information regarding the hit-and-run accident. At of Tuesday afternoon, officers were still investigating the involvement of many others who may have been told of the accident and assisted in concealing this crime. “We will be working with Livingston County Prosecutor Adam Warren throughout the process and to make sure we provide justice to the victim who was seriously injured from being struck,” Maples said.