Sunday, March 13, 2011

Illegal immigrant flees local accident, then hits woman

ALACHUA -- A man wanted by federal immigration enforcement is being held at the Alachua County Jail on a number of charges, including battery and child abuse, after a hit-and-run in Alachua.

On March 5, Persiliano Garcia, 20, of Mexico, ran into the back of a woman's sedan, according to an Alachua Police Department report.

When the woman, Sherell Hope of Alachua, got out of her car, Garcia backed up his white Honda sedan, hitting Hope in the leg, and drove away...[Full Article]