AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Aurora have arrested the suspected hit-and-run driver who struck a teenager, placed her inside his car and then dropped her off at a 7-Eleven convenience store.
Detectives arrested William Elliot of Aurora on Wednesday. He is being held in the Arapahoe County Jail on $6,000 bond.
Elliott, 18, faces charges of second degree kidnapping and other traffic related charges including driving without a license and no proof of insurance.
The 14-year-old girl suffered bruises and scrapes after being struck by a vehicle in the intersection of East Colfax and Laredo early in the morning Dec. 6.
Police believe Elliott was driving that car and panicked when he struck the girl. Police say he lifted the girl up and put her in his car and then drove her to a nearby 7-Eleven.
The morning after the hit-and-run, investigators returned to the scene. They were able to locate a witness who saw the collision and actually provided them with a license plate number of the suspect’s car.
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Investigators tracked the car and license plate to an address near E. Colfax Avenue and Laredo Street, where the hit-and-run occurred. They spent the next several days trying to locate the car but were unsuccessful.
Early Wednesday morning investigators returned to the home and found Elliott’s car as described to them by a witness. Investigators set up surveillance on the car.
At about 6:45 a.m. Elliott exited the home and got inside his car. He was arrested and the car towed as evidence.