Police make arrest in deadly NW Charlotte hit-and-run

- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have made an arrest in connection to a deadly hit-and-run Sunday night in northwest Charlotte. 

Jerry Lynn Helms, 52, is charged with felony hit-and-run, police said. 
 
Helms was taken into custody on Monday with the help of the Lancaster and Chester County Sheriff's Departments. He was then transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. 
 
According to CMPD, witnesses described a white SUV running a red light on Ashley Road around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday and then striking a pedestrian, identified as Timothy Malcolm Cherry, 51, as the vehicle was turning west onto Freedom Drive.
 
Medic pronounced Cherry dead on scene. 
 
Anyone with further information on this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

 

 

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