Meridian hit-and-run suspect turns himself in

Posted at 9:05 AM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 12:33:08-05

A Meridian man was booked into the Ada County Jail late Tuesday night, charged in connection with a hit-and-run that took place early Monday morning, according to police.

Kyle Sheldon, 48, “ ... called Meridian Police to turn himself in late Tuesday evening. He was arrested at his home located in the 800 block of E. Fallingbranch,” according to Meridian Police Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea.

“(He) contacted police after recognizing his vehicle on the news,” Basterrechea added.

Investigators say Sheldon is responsible for injuring a 15-year-old girl who was crossing Locust Grove Road in a crosswalk early Monday morning.

The girl is recuperating from non-life threatening injuries.

Police say Sheldon was southbound on Locust Grove Road, just south of the Overland Road intersection, about 7 a.m. Monday when he ran the red flashing school crossing light and struck the girl.

A witness who was waiting at nearby stop sign rendered aid to the girl.

A neighbor who lives in the area provided police with an outdoor surveillance camera video showing the vehicle run the red light, swerve at the crosswalk, then continue southbound on Locust Grove Road. Police then distributed the video to local media.

Sheldon is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in an injury, a felony.

He is scheduled to make his initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon.