2nd arrest made in hit & run that hurt worker in Greenville

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – On Thursday, Greenville Police arrested a second person in connection with a hit-and-run on Dunbar street in June.    

Police arrested Takaylia Gary, and she’s being charged as an accessory. Although she wasn’t driving, police say Gary owned the car that hit a flag man working a construction site on Dunbar Street on June 16. 

“She was in the car when it happened,” Donald Porter, a spokesperson for the Greenville Police Department said. “She knew that it occurred. She’s responsible for leaving the scene of that crime without leaving information or rendering aid. She also, we believe, took the victim’s phone and intentionally disposed of it to conceal evidence.” 

On Tuesday, police arrested Danzaler Mills who they say was driving the car that hit the victim. 

Police say they were able to make both arrests because of a tip to Crime Stoppers. 

“He was seriously injured,” Tony Lee, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Crime Stoppers Coordinator said. “We did get a tip on that about two weeks after it happened.”

Lee takes the majority of calls that come in to the anonymous tip line. He covers Greenville County and City. 

Since 1981, Crime Stoppers has taken more than 33,000 tips, arrested more than 3500 people, and cleared more than 10,000 cases. 

“The hotline is able to help investigators get that missing piece of the puzzle, so that we can bring those responsible for a crime to justice,” Porter said. 

Lee says recently the number of tips has almost doubled because of people utilizing their online tip service more. 

He says in Greenville County they’ve given out more than $300,000 worth of reward money. He says they never ask people for any identifying information when they call Crime Stoppers; however, they will give a person a number before they hang up the line, and if that tip leads to an arrest, a check is made out to that number at a local bank.
 

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