Deputies arrest man in connection to 2 hit-and-run crashes

Deputies arrest man in connection to 2 hit-and-run crashes
Herbert Palmer (Source: Stafford County Sheriff's Office)

STAFFORD Co., Va. (WWBT) - The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection to two hit-and-run crashes.

On Jan. 19, deputies were called around 3:30 p.m. to a hit-and-run crash in the 3300 block of Jefferson Davis Highway.

The victim said the suspect rear-ended his vehicle and both of them pulled over. The victim said the suspect then approached him and started yelling.

“While this occurred, a witness to the accident approached to check on the drivers. The suspect attempted to strike the witness but missed,” the sheriff’s office said.

The suspect went back to his vehicle and headed south on Jefferson Davis Highway.

“Nine minutes after receiving the initial hit and run call, the Sheriff’s Office received another report of a hit and run involving the suspect’s vehicle,” the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies then found the suspect, Herbert Palmer, 43, of Stafford, at the Walmart on Garrisonville Road.

The sheriff’s office said that after Plamer left the first crash, he was driving on Garrisonville Road when he cut in front of the victim, almost striking the front of the victim’s vehicle.

“Palmer then stopped abruptly causing the victim to rear-end his vehicle. Palmer did not stop and continued driving on Garrisonville Road before he was located by deputies,” the sheriff’s office said.

Palmer was arrested for two counts of hit and run, assault and aggressive driving.

He was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $2,500 secured bond.

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