A Clarendon man has been arrested in connection with the fatal hit-and-run on September 11 at Dumas.
Terry Chism, 45, likely will be charged with leaving the scene of an accident in the death of pedestrian Tracy Frank Chatman, 37, of Dumas.
Chatman was walking south from Cash’s Citgo on U.S. 65, north of Dumas, when he was struck by a southbound grain truck allegedly driven by Chism, according to 10th Judicial District Deputy Prosecutor Crews Puryear.
Chatman’s body was discovered at 5:45 a.m. on September 11, in the northbound lane of U.S. 65, according to a State Police report.
Chism was arrested by State Police Friday, September 16, and taken before District Judge Howard Holthoff on Monday. His bond was set at $5,000.
Puryear said Prosecutor Thomas Deen has not yet made a charging decision in the case but Chism likely will be charged with leaving the scene of an accident. Leaving the scene of an accident in which there is a death or an injury is a Class D felony, punishable by maximum 6-year prison sentence and/or a maximum $10,000 fine.