Police make arrest in hit-and-run that left local veteran injured
Bellmead police made an arrest Tuesday in a hit-and-run crash in June on an I-35 access road that left a local veteran seriously injured.
Cody William Jones, 25, was charged with failure to stop and render aid.
Boone Barott, 45, of Riesel, the vice president of the American Legion 121 Elm Mott riders group, was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle shortly after 10 p.m. on June 25 on the Interstate 35 access road next to the Texas Department of Transportation offices when an SUV whose driver was headed the wrong way hit the bike.
The driver of the SUV did not stop after the crash.
Barott sustained a broken pelvis and a number of lacerations and scrapes and bruises over all his body.
He was later released from a local hospital, but faces several months of rehabilitation before he’s able to get back on a motorcycle.
Police located the vehicle involved in the crash in early July.