Grand jury indicts man on felony hit and run

Mark Almon (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
Mark Almon (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 22-year-old man accused of a hit and run crash that sent two people to the hospital in October has been formally charged in the case.

An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Mark Almon of St. Gabriel on felony hit and run Wednesday.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported a man and woman were walking in the 600 block of East Boyd Drive on Oct. 13 around 2 a.m. when they were hit by a truck.

It happened just south of the LSU campus in the Tigerland area.

The names of the victims were not released.

The crash left one of the victims in critical condition for a while, but both survived.

Authorities said Almon did not stop, but later turned himself in to police.

Detectives said they found the truck that hit the victims.

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