SCSO still Searching for Culprit Responsible for Hit-and-Run

After chasing a number of leads and offering a $500 reward the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is still seeking the culprit responsible for a hit-and-run that occurred 2 weekends ago on Oak Valley Road.

As of Monday afternoon, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley told WNEG News that they had run all active leads and have eliminated each one; however, the accident is still very active by deputies and investigators.

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley took to Facebook earlier last week asking for the public’s help in solving the case.

He explained that on the morning of Jan. 29 around 1:30 a.m. in the area between Brookdale Road and Holiness Church Road, a young female was walking towards town on Oak Valley Road, when she was struck by a vehicle, that failed to stop.

Through investigation and the details provided by the victim deputies have determined that the person or persons responsible were driving a dark green 1993-1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

According to officials, the vehicle will be missing the right passenger outside mirror along with the right headlight knocked out.

Shirley explained that this is an ongoing investigation and that they are still seeking the identity of the person responsible.

Shirley added that the victim was walking on the shoulder of the road and not the center of the road.

“The young lady was hit on the shoulder of the road, she was not on the roadway. We just hope we can close this case before the end of the week,” Shirley added.

The victim has been released from the Stephens County Hospital, and is expected to make a full recovery.

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in solving this case; again, the Sheriff’s Office is offering a $500 reward for anyone that comes forward with information that leads to an arrest.

Anyone who has knowledge of this vehicle, please contact the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office via 911 Dispatch at 706-779-3911; if you should desire to remain anonymous call the “Drug Tip Line” and provide very detailed information at 706-886-7048.