State troopers said late MondayÂ theyâ€™ve made an arrest in connection with a hit-and-run incidentÂ early SaturdayÂ northeast ofÂ Lincolnton.
Troopers charged Dalton Keith Marlow, 20, of Lincolnton, for allegedly driving through two residential properties and colliding with two vehicles parked in a driveway on Shuford Lane.
Authorities said the suspect admitted to his involvement in the hit-and-run and claimed he fled the scene because he was scared.
According to Trooper K. M. Adkins with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the incidents occurred sometime between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. SaturdayÂ
Adkins said the suspect was traveling north on Shuford Road, near Amy Drive, when his vehicle ran off the roadway and hit the parked vehicles, causing significant damage.
Marlowâ€™s 2011 Ford Mustang sustained significant damage to its front right side, troopers noted.
â€œIâ€™m surprised the vehicle was still driveable,â€ Adkins said.
Troopers initially sought the publicâ€™s help in locating the suspect, but after following up on a tip, Adkins said he discovered the suspectâ€™s wrecked vehicle behind a residence on James Carpenter Road.
Marlow has been charged with one count each of reckless driving, hit-and-run and speeding too fast for conditions. He received a $1,000 unsecured bond.