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Man, 73, arrested in Titusville hit-and-run

8-year-old injured while riding bike


TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A 73-year-old man was arrested Monday night in a hit-and-run in Titusville that left an 8-year-old boy injured.

Titusville Police Department public information officer Amy Matthews said 73-year-old Thomas Glidewell was arrested Monday after he was cleared from the hospital, with a medical issue unrelated to the crash.

In court, Glidewell did not respond to the judge, saying he could not hear well. The judge asked if his attorney would stand with his client to clarify. Glidewell's attorney told the judge his client has no prior history and asked for a $15,000 dollar bond. The judge agreed.

Assistant State Attorney Gary Beatty said Glidewell could face more than a decade behind bars.

"He's currently charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury which is a second-degree felony that carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in state prison," said Beatty.

The State also said some of what they've heard from Glidewell is inconsistent.

"According to the case report he did get out and look but then again he also is at one point in time claiming he has no memory," said Beatty.

But when he was asked if age, or mental competency could make a difference in the case, the Assistant State Attorney said that's an argument that could be made by the defense.

"Until and unless a judge finds him incompetent to proceed we go forward," said Beatty.


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