Sunday, October 17, 2010

Officer Injured in Early-Morning Accident

A Richmond Police officer is recovering from minor injuries and two men are under arrest today following a two-car accident early this morning.

At 1:17 a.m. a Richmond Police officer driving west on Brauers Lane was struck in the driver’s door side by a 1990 Buick Century traveling north on 20th Street.

The results of the Richmond Police Crash Team investigation indicate the driver of the Buick disregarded a stop sign and hit the police vehicle at the intersection of 20th and Brauers.

The Buick’s driver, Devon Markee Byrd, and his passenger, Japorium Antonio Straughter, both ran from the scene of the crash. Richmond Police officers found them hiding in a nearby yard.

Byrd, 21, of the 700 block of Stockton Street and Straughter, 18, of the 2100 block of Creighton Road are both charged with felony hit-and-run.

Devon Markee Byrd

Japorium Antonio Straughter