HOLIDAY (PASCO) – The man responsible for running down a 14-year-old boy Monday is finally behind bars, after officials say they caught up with the reckless driver on US-19 along with the abandoned SUV.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 1998 Ford Expedition used in the crash was discovered abandoned behind a Hyundai Dealership in New Port Richey yesterday afternoon. The suspect, 20-year-old Christopher Michael Try was located a short distance away at 2905 US-19 and taken into custody without incident.Try is charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of crash with injury. Bond has been set at $10.500 and Try remains behind bars at the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center.
Johnny Walsh, 14, of Holiday is the boy captured on video being struck by the SUV. His injuries were not severe and he will make a full recovery.
Thanks to home surveillance cameras and bystanders, law enforcement were able to quickly identify and capture the suspect.
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