Suspect Behind Bars After Hit and Run Crash Injures Teen

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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19 comments

      1. Wow your RIGHT something is fishy!!???!! I wonder if this guy stepped forward to protect the real driver. Maybe this guy has a smaller criminal record and realized he will get LESS TIME. But nice catch on the pic thing lol

        1. Now it coming up on my facebook feed on abc action news. even people there are saying there is no way it was him driving. Looks like two completely different body types even if you cant see their face. That’s exactly why you have to be aware of the company you keep.

  1. I said the same thing yesterday… why is the owner of the suv gonna get AWAY with lieing to leo?? Now it’s 100% she knew who had her truck and it was NOT stolen. If it was he would have a chArge for it. I just don’t get It. How does no one else see this??

  2. OK here’s what we do to end this future piece of craps crime spree,,,,, in chains into the lake with one large alligator. See, no more problems from him.

    1. Exactly!!! Awfully cheap!!! And “leaving the scene of a crash with injury”???? More like plowing a pedestrian…. a child pedestrian!! I can’t believe these charges…..

    1. Your 100% right he should definitely not be allowed behind the wheel ever again and the judge needs to see the video but unfortunately I’m pretty sure he Lawyer will get the video thrown out and it won’t be used against him. That’s just the way guys like him luck out in the long run. Sad but true.

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