Hit-and-Run Fatality Under Investigation

Oxford police have arrested the driver in a hit-and-run Sunday night that killed a pedestrian from Panama City Beach. Oxford Police Chief, Bill Partridge said that Rodrick Montgomery is charged with a felony for leaving the scene of an accident, manslaughter, and texting while driving. Investigators said that Ricky Lee Suddarth, was struck by Montgomery’s vehicle near the 2200 block of Barry Street in Oxford. Someone found Suddarth lying in a ditch and notified police. Montgomery’s bond is set at $30,000.

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