Police ID Suspect in Hit and Run

Meridian police say they've identified the man they believe hit a child with his car July 17 and left the scene without rendering aid or waiting for police and medical personnel.

He's identified by police as Darryl Hampton, Jr., 35, also known as "Dickey Doo". He's 6'2", medium build, medium blown complexion and medium brown eyes. Hampton commonly wears his hair very closely cut or bald, and has a full mustache and beard.

Police also say the car involved in the hit and run has been found, although its appearance had been extremely altered. The vehicle had been spray painted white.

Police say if charges are pursued , Hampton could face misdemeanor traffic charges and felony leaving the scene of an accident with injuries or death. Officials say an additional felony charge of interfering with the prosecution of a felony, based on altering the vehicle involved ,may also be pursued.

If you have any information on Hampton's whereabouts, call Crimestoppers at 601-485-1860.

The child who was hit as he rode his bicycle was listed in critical but stable condition Thursday.


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