A Navasota man was arrested in Brazos County on Wednesday.
According to the probable cause statement, an officer was notified of a hit and run crash on Highway 6 on the Southbound side. Upon arrival at the scene, the officer could see the car that was hit, but not the one who caused the crash. A license plate recovered at the scene came back registered to a Ford F-250 at an address in Navasota.
After arriving at the address in Navasota, police talked with a man and woman. The man told officrs that the truck had been stolen. Authorities were granted permission to search the man’s phone. There, police discovered that there were pictures on the man’s phone, taken in the truck 2 minutes before the collision.
The man finally admitted to driving the truck at the time of the accident, stating he and his spouse were having an argument prior to the crash. After hitting the victims vehicle on Highway 6, the man exited at FM 159, driving the truck to Westward Ho and leaving it there.
After admitting to the crash, he said his wife came to pick him up, and upon arriving home in Navasota, he had a conversation with her about saying the truck had been stolen if law enforcement came looking.
The man was identified as 43 year old Pattrick Tucker of Navasota. He was arrested and charged with failure to stop and give information, vehicle damage greater than $200 and for the two warrants out of Hill County.