MCSO: Suspect who left crash scene after hitting 15-year-old bicyclist arrested and charged

(Source: MCSO)

The 22-year-old man responsible for hitting a 15-year-old girl on her bicycle, then taking off—has been arrested.Ronald Joseph Jr. was arrested a short time ago in the parking lot of a plaza in Stuart.

After hours of investigation, Traffic Deputy Ronnie Panaro obtained information on Joseph’s possible whereabouts.

Deputy Panaro, MCSO narcotics detectives, and uniform road patrol units waited to see if Joseph would show up at a specific location—and he did.

Detectives moved in on Joseph, who attempted to take off on foot to no avail.

He was captured and charged with leaving the scene of a crash with bodily injury.

Joseph was also charged with introduction of contraband into a correction facility, after deputies found marijuana stuffed in his pants during the booking process.

Ronald Joseph is being processed at the Martin County Jail without bond.

The crash was caught on a private motorists dash-cam.

Following that crash, numerous tips came in identifying Joseph as the man in the video.

Since the crash, Joseph had been eluding deputies.

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