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Name of suspect in custody in connection with deadly hit-and-run released

Kevin Jones (Source: Scott County Jail) Kevin Jones (Source: Scott County Jail)
(Source: Justin Fischer, KFVS) (Source: Justin Fischer, KFVS)
Investigators say this is an image of what the truck might look like. It is missing a side mirror and there is damage to one of the headlights. (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol) Investigators say this is an image of what the truck might look like. It is missing a side mirror and there is damage to one of the headlights. (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol)
SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter is reporting that a suspect is in custody in connection with a deadly hit-and-run in Scott County, Missouri on Monday, September 12.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kevin Jones, 33, of Cape Girardeau was taken into custody just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Jones has been charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries and property damage. This is a felony charge and his bond has been set at $10,000 cash only. Additional charges are expected to be filed.

The MSHP crash report shows the victim, Jackie Crumley, 49, of Benton, died at the scene of the crash.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said the victim was walking along the road near Boomland between HWY 77 and HWY C when a vehicle hit him. It happened just after 7:30 p.m.

Crumley's body was found by a passerby.

According to the probable cause statement, a woman contacted the MSHP and told them she believed it was her brother who was the suspect in the crash. She told authorities that she let her brother, Kevin Jones, use her vehicle.

She said her vehicle was a black 2006 Chevy Colorado. She then took authorities to her brother's home on State Highway V in Cape Girardeau County.

According to officers, the vehicle had apparent damage to the right side of the hood area and headlight. The passenger side mirror was torn from the vehicle and the area around windshield area was broken.

Jones' sister gave officers permission to search the truck.

According to court documents, she told authorities there was an empty "Blue Moon" box in the bed of the truck, which was consistent with the type of beer found at the scene of the crash.

Trooper's then decided to get a search warrant to have the truck removed from Jones' home.

Authorities say Jones voluntarily came to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office, where he admitted he was in Morley, Missouri on Monday, September 12.

They say he told them he had left a relative's home and began traveling east on Route C before turning onto Scott County Road 401.

According to the probable cause statement, he said that while traveling north on Scott County Road 401 he looked down from the road for a moment. He allegedly said he then hit an unknown object but didn't see anything in the roadway.

He indicated that the truck he was driving belonged to his sister and his brother-in-law.

Authorities say he identified the woman they talked to as his sister.

They say he then stopped answering questions and asked to speak with a lawyer.

Jones has one prior leaving the scene of an accident charge. It was through the City of Cape Girardeau. He was convicted on December 18, 2014.

He was arrested and taken to the Scott County Jail on a 24-hour hold. 

The investigation remains ongoing and authorities are asking anyone who may have information regarding this incident to call the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 573-840-9500 or the Scott County Sheriff's Office at 573-545-3525.

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