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Suspected hit-and-run driver surrenders, faces charges

Female jogging victim released from hospital

Kyle Harvey

Kyle Harvey

The man who was wanted by police for allegedly running down a jogger in Henry County faced a judge Thursday in Henry County Magistrate Court.

Kyle Andrew Harvey made his first court appearance after surrendering to authorities Wednesday.

Henry Police charged Harvey, 18, of McDonough, with aggravated assault with a vehicle, and hit-and-run with serious injury, according to Henry Police Sgt. Joey Smith. At the time of the collision, Harvey was out on bond on a criminal trespass charge, according to jail records.

Harvey told Judge Robert L. Godwin he needed more time to hire an attorney. Godwin bound the case over to superior court and reset the case for May 23.

Henry County Police had a lookout for the driver of a green Jeep Cherokee in the incident. An unidentified female pedestrian was struck May 1, at 1:47 p.m., while jogging on Airline Road in northern Henry County. The area is near the Rockdale County line.

“A third-party witness saw the vehicle leaving the area after the incident,” Smith said. “Harvey’s family owns the green Jeep Cherokee and it did have front-end damage,” said Smith.

“A suspect was identified in the case and, upon further investigation, charges were filed and the suspect turned himself in to authorities at the Henry County Jail,” said Smith. “The victim has been released from Atlanta Medical [Center].”