Owner of car in fatal Trotwood hit-and-run crash now in jail

Published: Monday, June 11, 2018 @ 11:39 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 9:30 PM

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UPDATE @ 9:30 p.m. (June 13):

The owner of a car involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in January is now behind bars.

Jamar Edward Hill, 26, was booked just before 3 p.m. Wednesday into the Montgomery County Jail. He was indicted Monday for tampering with evidence stemming from the Jan. 18 traffic death of a pedestrian, 40-year-old Nathan Hairston, in the 4800 block of Free Pike in Trotwood.

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Jamar Edward Hill(Montgomery County Jail)

The Montgomery County grand jury that indicted Hill also issued a warrant for his arrest.

However, police were not able to determine whether Hill was the driver, and they said he was not cooperative with investigators.

EARLIER REPORT (June 11):

The owner of a car involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in January is accused of tampering with evidence.

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An arrest warrant has been issued for Jamar Edward Hill, 26, who was indicted Monday by a Montgomery County grand jury.

Hill was identified by Trotwood police as the owner of a silver Pontiac Grand Prix that struck and killed 40-year-old Nathan Hairston on Jan. 18 in the 4800 block of Free Pike. However, police have not determined whether Hill was the driver, and Trotwood police previously said Hill was not cooperative with the crash investigation.

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According to the indictment against Hill, between Jan. 18 and Feb. 28, Hill “did alter, destroy, conceal, or remove any record, document, or thing, with purpose to impair its value or availability in such proceeding or investigation.”

Hill’s arraignment is scheduled for June 26 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

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