Tomball police have arrested a man suspected in an early morning hit and run which seriously injured a pedestrian Oct. 8.
Detectives obtained a warrant for Juan Carlos Romero, 32, of Tomball after evidence led them to a vehicle owned by the man. He was charged with a felony of Failure to Stop and Render Aid.
The events started when a Tomball police officer found Earl Moore, 55, lying in a ditch on James Street. The officer determined that Moore had been hit by a car. He was life flighted to Memorial Hospital where he is still being treated for his injuries.
Detectives pieced together a ford headlight from evidence left behind. After calling in representatives from Ford, it was determined that the vehicle was either a white Ford Ranger or a Ford Explorer.
Detective Harral decided to drive through a nearby apartment complex, Dartford Square Apartments, and found a Ford Explorer with damage that was consistent with debris left at the accident scene.
"I spoke with the defendant's wife who stated that she was a passenger in the vehicle the night of the accident," Harral wrote in the charging documents. "It was learned, through the passenger, that the defendant struck a pedestrian who was walking west on the north side of the roadway."
Romero's vehicle was taken into custody for forensic processing.
Romero was arrested at around 11 p.m. Oct. 17, at his apartment.
He is being held on $5,000 bond.