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Standifer Ave. hit-and-run investigation leads to 1 arrested, says OPSO

Jeremy James, 32, of Monroe
Jeremy James, 32, of Monroe(Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 20, 2022 at 3:34 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 22, 2022 at 5:25 PM CST
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UPDATE as of Jan. 22, 2022, at 4:00 pm.

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Standifer Avenue hit-and-run investigation has led to one man being arrested.

According to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, Jeremy James was arrested Saturday. James has been booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on a warrant charging him with one count of negligent homicide.

OPSO says the victim of the hit-and-run accident that happened on Jan. 19, 2022, has been identified as 61-year-old Leroy Dorsey.

UPDATE

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - OPSO is continuing with the investigation.

Glenn Springfield of OPSO sent out the latest information Saturday morning stating that the victim has passed away. No further details have been provided to KNOE 8 News.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact OPSO at 318-329-1200.

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Authorities are asking for help to find the driver of a vehicle involved with a hit-and-run.

According to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, a pedestrian was hit on Standifer Avenue just south of Monroe city limits. It happened around 10:15 p.m. on Jan. 19, 2022.

OPSO says the vehicle “left the scene headed east toward U. S. Hwy. 165. The pedestrian is currently undergoing treatment at the hospital.”

If you have any information on this incident, you are asked to call the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-329-1200 or Crime Stoppers of North Delta at 318-388-2274.

According to Louisiana law, it is a crime to leave the scene of a crash, regardless of who is at fault for the crash.

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