Passenger in Orlando police officer hit-and-run arrested, police say
Cops: Alfonza Singleton, 17, fled from car during incident
ORLANDO, Fla. – A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the case of a police officer injured when he was run down during a traffic stop, the Orlando Police Department said.
Alfonza Singleton, 17, was a passenger who fled from a car during the incident in which Officer William Anderson was injured.
A judge ruled at a hearing Thursday that the driver of the vehicle, Edward Kelty, 17, will stay at the Juvenile Assessment Center considering the "severity of charges."
Another teen arrested in the hit-and-run, Angel Nieves, 17, will be released to his mother with a GPS monitor, according to the judge.
Police said Kelty was driving south on Kirkman Road early Monday when Anderson pulled the car over for a traffic stop. Anderson approached the car with his gun drawn and was run over when he started to chase a passenger.
In juvenile court Thursday, Local 6 learned that Nieves and Kelty allegedly exchanged places inside the car soon after the incident.
Nieves took the wheel, according to prosecutors, and drove Kelty to the hospital to be treated for his gunshot wounds.
Prosecutors said Nieves then drove away, ditching a blood-stained steering wheel cover in a nearby fountain.
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Kelty has been charged with attempted second-degree murder on a law enforcement officer. Nieves has been charged with tampering with evidence.
Singleton is currently booked at the Juvenile Assessment Center. He faces charges of resisting without violence.
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