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Man injured in hit-n-run, suspect caught

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KILGORE,TX - Police responded to a hit and run traffic accident that happened on Higginbotham Road at Royal Drive in Kilgore on Thursday night. 

Upon arrival Corporal Will Dietrich met with Joseph McDaniel, 61, of Kilgore. McDaniel was the driver of a 2008 Volvo which had been involved in a collision with a black SUV. McDaniel said the accident happened when he was traveling northbound on Higginbotham Road and the suspect's vehicle, a black SUV, was traveling southbound. The suspect's vehicle crossed into his path causing the crash. The driver of the black SUV fled the scene before arrival of police. McDaniel suffered minor injuries.

While investigating the crash, Corporal Dietrich located a Texas vehicle license plate which led police to the suspect's vehicle, a Black Chevrolet Blazer and the driver who was identified as, Anson Scott McFarland, 22, of Kilgore. McFarland was subsequently arrested and booked into the Kilgore City Jail for Failure to Stop and Render Aid, a felony.

His bond was later set at $25,000.

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