Editor's note: This article has been updated from the official report by the Reno Police Department and comments from the Springtown Police Department.
Boyd High School Assistant Principal Kevin Scott Evans, 38, of Springtown, was arrested Wednesday night for intoxication manslaughter following a hit and run, according to the Reno Police Department.
Reno police were dispatched to a hit and run accident in the 4200 block of East Highway 199 at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
“A description on the vehicle fleeing the scene was given out to local law enforcement and the vehicle was subsequently stopped by the Springtown Police Department,” according to the Reno Police Department. “The victim was a 51-year-old male named Ernest D. Medley of Springtown, who died as a result of his injuries at the scene.”
Springtown Police Chief Anthony Motley said their department received the description of Evans’ vehicle.
“There was a suspect vehicle description of a pick-up truck given over the radio just after the crash occurred. Approximately five minutes after dispatch received the call about the accident, SPD Officer Eric Parrish observed a truck that was similar to the description westbound on Highway 199,” Motley said. “The truck had a headlight out and front end damage. Officer Parrish stopped the vehicle and observed damage and what appeared to be human tissue on the front end of the vehicle. Reno officers responded to the location where Officer Parrish had the vehicle stopped and continued their investigation. The driver, Evans, was arrested by Reno PD.”
Evans was placed under arrest for intoxication manslaughter and taken to the Parker County Jail. He is being held on a $25,000 bond.
Reno and Springtown PDs were assisted by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office Patrol and Crime Scene, Texas Department of Public Safety, Briar Fire Department, La Junta Fire Department and Lifecare EMS.
“We handle 911 and dispatch duties for Reno PD and this is another excellent example of how our communications between our two agencies has improved our law enforcement response for citizens in our two cities, as well as the county residents in Northern Parker County,” Motley said.