PRESS RELEASE - Arrest Made in Hit and Run
On July 20, 2015, the Marshall Police Department requested and received an arrest warrant in the hit- and-run crash that occurred at 1:19 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015 near the intersection of Caddo Street and Victory Drive. At approximately 6:50 AM this morning, July 21, 2015, the suspect turned herself in at the Harrison County Jail, where she was booked in.
Ashli Acker Dansby, 33 years of age, of Marshall was charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid, a third degree felony, for leaving the scene of an accident where her Toyota struck a pedestrian.
According to reports from witnesses on the scene Saturday, Dansby’s vehicle, a light-colored Toyota, struck the pedestrian, then fled the scene turning north on Caddo Street. Dansby’s husband called the Marshall Police Department Dispatch and stated that his wife believed she was in an accident with a pedestrian.
The Marshall Police Department Crime Scene Investigations, Criminal Investigation Bureau and Traffic Unit were called out to investigate the scene. The pedestrian was transported to the Good Shepherd Medical Center-Marshall for reported injuries of lacerations to her head, face and for a broken toe.
Marshall Police Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa stated, “After consulting with the Harrison County District Attorney’s Office the night of the incident, the decision was made not to make an arrest that night, but to gather all evidence associated with the crash to determine who in fact was driving the vehicle. After analyzing all information and evidence, it was determined that Mrs. Dansby was the driver of the vehicle involved and a warrant for Failure to Stop and Render Aid was issued.”
Media Contact: Becky Holland, Marshall Public Information Officer
Phone: (903)935-4543 Office, (903)702-9510