Kyle man arrested in hit-and-run

An investigation into a June 14 hit-and-run at an area gas station parking lot led police to arrest a Kyle man Wednesday.

Favio Alberto Sanchez-Perez, 34, of Kyle, was booked into the Hays County Jail June 26 on a charge of accident involving injury, a state-jail felony. An Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detainer was also issued for Sanchez-Perez following his arrest. 

According to an arrest affidavit magistrated by Hays County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith, Kyle Police were dispatched to a Poco Loco gas station along Highway 21 near Uhland June 14 for a reported hit-and-run.

When authorities arrived, a woman said she had been trying to secure her child in her mother’s Chevy Equinox when a white Nissan passenger vehicle hit the SUV, then struck her. Soon after the collision, the Nissan fled the scene. The woman told authorities she was suffering from back pain and was transported to Seton Hays for evaluation.

Upon reviewing surveillance footage from the gas station, Kyle Police found the white Nissan backing out of a parking space in front of the gas station when the rear of the vehicle hit the Equinox, and then the victim. The Equinox was positioned between the gas pumps and the store front.

The force of the collision allegedly knocked the victim back into the vehicle, according to the affidavit. The victim attempted to get the vehicle to stop by hitting the vehicle repeatedly before the driver, later identified as Sanchez-Perez, left the scene.

After further investigation, authorities found the vehicle belonged to a woman who lived along Cotton Gin Road in Kyle. When authorities interviewed the woman, she told them her boyfriend had been involved in an accident at the gas station, but fled the scene “because he was scared.”

Sanchez-Perez is being held in the Hays County Jail on the ICE Detainer. Bail has been set at $10,000.

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