Investigation remains on-going in October 2012 hit-and-run death

The one-year anniversary has passed and the investigation is still ongoing in the Oct. 5, 2012, hit-and-run death of Hugh Poppell, 41.

The Perry Police Department has had a person of interest in the case for more than a year and continues to build its case.

“A premature arrest can lead to issues as far as prosecution goes. We only get one chance and that’s why we like to have the investigation complete before we file charges,” Capt. Jamie Cruse said.

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