Man arrested for fleeing scene of serious hit and run

DOVER, Fla. - The man wanted for seriously injuring a woman who was walking along Sydney Road and fleeing the scene Friday has been taken into custody.

According to Hillsborough County Sheriff's spokesman, Larry McKinnon, 23 year old Dannie Dixon Jr. was arrested late Friday night after witnesses identified his 2001 Dodge Ram pick-up truck as the suspect vehicle. The front grill of Dixon's truck was left at the scene after he allegedly struck Stacey Parkenson.

Parkenson is still listed in serious condition at a local hospital.

The truck is registered to Dixon's father and was found at the residence located on Ralston Road in Plant City.

During Dixon's interview, deputies learned he was suicidal and Baker Acted him for further mental evaluation.  Dixon was cleared and booked into the Orient Road Jail in Hillsborough County.  He was charged and is being held without bond.


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