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Arrest Made In Fatal Shelbyville Hit-And-Run Crash

Arrest Made In Fatal Shelbyville Hit-And-Run Crash

CREATED Mar 20, 2014

by Jason Lamb

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – After a seven month investigation, detectives with the Shelbyville Police Department have made an arrest in a fatal hit-and-run case.

Officers arrested 42-year-old James Rader and charged him with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident involving death.

In August, Rader was behind the wheel of a dark SUV when he hit and killed David Brown, who was on his motorcycle in Shelbyville, and drove off.

Brown's mother and father said the past several months without their son have been extremely difficult, especially without an arrest in the case.

"I just want to know why when he hit him, why he didn't stop and try to help him," said Wanda Presley, David's mother. "I could have probably forgiven the man if he tried to stop and help him, but right now I don't feel any mercy for him."

Investigators said they found Rader at a home in Rutherford County where they arrested him Monday afternoon.

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