Man arrested in fatal hit-n-run

Scott Graham
Scott Graham

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

HENDERSON, TX (KLTV) - 43-year-old Dennis Fountain was killed after being struck by a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Wednesday night say Henderson police.

It seems Fountain was walking across the 2000 Block of East Main street to his mother's home when the suspect, Scott Graham, 22, allegedly struck him. Fountain landed on the hood of the vehicle and was thrown off the vehicle into a ditch. The suspect didn't stop driving and fled the scene.

Witnesses followed Graham and tipped off authorities as to his whereabouts. He was arrested and booked in the Rusk County jail on a $20,000 dollar bond.

Police charged Graham with failing to stop and render aid, a third degree felony with a maximum 10-year sentence. Police say more criminal charges are pending. Thursday afternoon he was arraigned by Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Bob Richardson.

Fountain was pronounced dead at a local hospital.