A Roanoke woman is hospitalized following a hit and run on Sunday evening on Chestnut Street.
According to the report from Roanoke Police Department, at about 5:06 p.m. a witness stated that the gray 2017 Nissan Sentra came from Country Club Road, turned onto Chestnut Street, then veered into the parking lot of J&S Grocery, where it struck Camilla Broughton, 24, of Roanoke. The vehicle left the scene.
An ambulance was called for the victim, who was transported by helicopter to East Alabama Medical Center.
A short time later, a citizen flagged down an officer near the Seymour Drive trailer park to report the theft of his Nissan Sentra.
Shortly thereafter, the vehicle was spotted at a residence on Government Street. Inside the house was Johnny Ralph Hardnett, 55, of 722 Government St., Roanoke. He is charged with aggravated assault and theft.
Roanoke Police Chief Adam Melton said input from the public helped this all happen quickly. The incident is still under investigation.