Investigators from the State Highway Patrol and the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office have solved a fatal hit-and-run that occurred in 2016.
Law enforcement officers worked together and followed up on several leads that eventually led to information on the vehicle sought. This pastTuesday, troopers, in consultation with the Harnett County District Attorney’s office, filed charges in the case.
Investigators have charged Davis Christian Stewart, 21, of Lillington, identified as the driver, was charged with two counts of felony hit and run causing death or serious bodily injury, one count of felony hit and run causing injury, altering and removing evidence, conspiracy to alter or remove evidence, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Investigators also charged Donald Conrad Crounse, 20, of Raleigh, identified as a passenger, with two counts of felony hit and run causing death or serious bodily injury, one count of felony hit and run causing injury, altering and removing evidence, conspiracy to alter and remove evidence, obstruction of justice, conspiracy to obstruct justice and conspiracy to commit felony hit and run.
Stewart, a US Marine, was arrested this week in California where is his now stationed.
On Saturday, January 16, 2016 at approximately 11:15 p.m., troopers responded to a vehicle collision on U.S. 421 near McNeill Mill Road in Harnett County. Three teens, ages 13, 14 and 16, were walking home from a Kangaroo gas station, when they were struck by a vehicle which then fled the scene.
As a result of the collision, Jennifer Schark, 13, and Kyle Strait, 16, both of Broadway, were killed. Steven Daniels, 14, of Sanford, was transported to Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford with critical injuries..