RPSO deputy accused in hit and run that leaves one dead

By EverythingCenla

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s deputy Marvin Thomas, 40, of 6333 Deerfield Drive in Alexandria was arrested Tuesday afternoon after the vehicle he was driving early Tuesday morning struck a pedestrian near the intersection of Lee Street and Industrial Drive, according to the Alexandria Police.

Acadian Ambulance pronounced the pedestrian, whose identity has not been released, dead at the scene about 12:39 a.m., the police reports.

Thomas is accused of having his wife confess that she was driving a 2004 Nissan Altima at the time of the accident. He allegedly told her to make the confession because he had been drinking and that he didn’t want to get in trouble with his job since he was already on probation.

The wife allegedly later said it was her husband who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.

The report indicates that the pedestrian didn’t die from the impact of the vehicle hitting him.

A second vehicle, driven by Kendrick Hunter, 22, of 2509 Culpepper Drive, Apt. 88, ran over the pedestrian as he was being attended to by witnesses of the first impact.

Thomas was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on charges of felony hit and
run and obstruction of justice.

Hunter was charged with one count of felony hit and run.

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