A Kannapolis woman has been charged with felony hit-and-run after striking and killing a man who was walking his dogs early Monday morning.
According to a press release from the City of Kannapolis, Lisa Michelle Jones, 22, of 8659 Wright Road has been charged with the felony, along with misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving left of center after the incident that happened around 1:41 a.m. on Monday, April 29.
A caller reported a traffic crash near the intersection of Bethpage Road and Leonard Avenue. When police officers arrived they found the victim, Santiago Maria Esteban, 48, of Bethpage Road, and his two dogs dead.
Evidence found at the scene indicated Esteban was walking his dogs when they were struck by a vehicle. A witness reported a red sedan leaving the scene.
Information obtained during the investigation led Kannapolis Police Department officers to the residence of Jones where she was arrested without incident.
Anyone having additional information about this incident is asked to please call Kannapolis Crimestoppers at 704-93CRIME or Sergeant M. B. Rowland at 704-920-4049 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.