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Malik Tayvon Battle of Strasburg, Va. Charged With Felony Hit And Run In Death Of James Ralph Davidson

8:59 PM, Oct 4, 2012   |    comments
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FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) -- A Shenandoah County, Va. man has been arrested in a fatal hit and run accident from August.

Fairfax Police say that 22-year-old Malik Tayvon Battle of Strasburg, Va. is charged with striking 52-year-old James Ralph Davidson, who was walking across Fairfax Boulevard on August 18 at approximately 1:15 a.m. The car hit him in the eastbound lanes in the 9800 block.

Davidson was pronounced dead at the scene, say police.

Arlington County Police officers found the car a short time later and after the City of Fairfax Police Department Accident Reconstruction Unit and Criminal Investigations Division investigated, they discovered the driver was not the owner of the vehicle. Officers were able to identify the driver and obtain a warrant charging him with felony hit and run.

Battle was taken into custody in Washington, D.C. by D.C. police. Then he was held until September 28, when City of Fairfax Police detectives took Battle to the Adult Detention Center. He was ordered held without bond.

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