Man arrested in September hit-and-run death

A Jefferson County man is facing charges for leaving the scene of a fatal crash last fall in Jennings County.

55 year old Richard D. White is facing a felony charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death.

24 year old Davon Lee Shine died in the accident at about 4:38 a.m. the morning of Sept. 16th when he was struck by a vehicle on US 50 near County Road 700 West in Jennings County.

Evidence left behind at the scene led police to believe that Shine was struck by a Toyota truck or SUV. A tip led police to a vehicle found at White’s home. state Police say that after the vehicle was seized, evidence linking White and the vehicle to the crash was obtained.

He was arrested Tuesday and taken to the Jennings County Jail.