charged with a felony.]
A press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department credits “leads provided by citizens” in helping them locate the truck and boat trailer of Newberg resident John Carothers (right).
Carothers—the man behind a hit and run on Highway 219 last Saturday—has been charged with a felony for fleeing the scene of the crime.
Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
“Washington County Deputies and Washington County Detectives were able to complete their investigation with leads provided by citizens to help locate the truck and boat trailer and identify Carothers as the suspected driver of the truck.
Carothers was contacted by deputies and surrendered himself to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at about 2:00pm today. Carothers is being held in the Washington County jail on $20,000 bail.
This is a good example of how important citizen involvement can be to assist the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in solving crimes.“
A big thank you goes out to everyone who spread the word about this incident.