The man who allegedly hit a 4-year-old with his car and then left the scene on Oct. 14 has been arrested by police.
Nathan S. Rawlins was taken into custody on Sunday by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office following a non-injury accident in rural Mohave County. During the accident, Rawlins was operating a gray 2004 Jeep Liberty, which was confirmed to be the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run.
Police say officers had been investigating several leads in the identity of the suspect driver and vehicle involved and were able to identify Rawlins, a 44-year old Dolan Springs resident, as the suspect.
Rawlins was transported to the LHCPD Jail where he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving injury, Driving with a suspended/revoked drivers license, and a failure to appear warrant out of Maricopa County.
The initial incident occurred Oct. 14 at approximately 5:49 p.m. when officers with the Lake Havasu City Police Department responded to the 3600 block of Bluecrest Drive to investigate a vehicle/pedestrian accident where a 4-year old child was struck by a gray colored Jeep Liberty.
The incident was captured by home security camera footage and the video quickly circulated around social media.
The suspect vehicle fled the scene prior to law enforcement’s arrival. The female child was transported to the Havasu Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.