Man charged in hit-and-run that hurt 13-year-old on bike

Staff reportJuly 4, 2014 

Vince Carter Jr.

A 31-year-old Macon man has been charged in a hit-and-run incident involving a 13-year-old boy riding a bicycle Thursday night on Randall Road. The boy was in stable condition at a hospital, according to a news release.

The 13-year-old was riding his bicycle in the 1700 block of Randall Road about 8 p.m. when he was struck by a westbound vehicle on Randall Road, according to the news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver of the vehicle, which was later described to a deputy as an older model, blue convertible Chevrolet Caprice, left the scene before deputies arrived.

A deputy at the scene recognized the description of the vehicle and contacted a sheriff’s investigator who knew someone who drove a similar vehicle.

Another Bibb sheriff’s investigator spotted the vehicle at a car wash in the 2600 block of Houston Avenue.

Three men were with the vehicle, a 1980 Caprice, which had damage in the front. The driver, identified as Vince Carter Jr., of Macon, was arrested and charged with a count each of hit and run; duty of driver to stop at or return to the scene of accident; tampering with evidence; and driving without a license.

He posted a bond of $4,900 and was released from the Bibb County jail.

Anyone with information about the accident is urged to contact the Bibb sheriff’s office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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