User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


39° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Police Arrest Hit And Run Suspect

December 17, 2013, 5:09 PM by Brady Mallory

Police Arrest Hit And Run Suspect
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Sioux Falls Police have made an arrest in a hit-and-run crash.  Officers arrested Mark Morris, 33, for leaving the scene of an injury accident, which is a felony.  58-year-old Reva Rezac remains in critical condition after being hit by a car Monday morning.

A tip helped police catch up with Morris Tuesday afternoon.  A caller reported a white Honda Civic in the 1000 block of N. Minnesota Avenue with front-end damage.  Once officers determined it was the car from the crash at 21st Street and Grange Avenue, they searched for the vehicle's owner. 

Lt. Jerome Miller said the public can be a big help in cases like these, but these types of investigations involve a lot of different resources.  Earlier on Tuesday, Miller said local auto body shops had been alerted to be on the lookout for suspects coming in with car damage that matched the description of the car in question.

"If you're in an accident in Sioux Falls, and you hit and run somebody, and you bring it to a shop in Sioux Falls, you're going to get caught," Marv's Body Shop co-owner Evan Kindt said.  "If it doesn't have a red tag, you know, that's when it's kind of our time to ask a few questions."

Kindt and his employees will not fix a car that has been in a crash unless it has a red tag.  The red tag shows the driver reported the incident to police.  There are other red flags mechanics can spot.

"Sometimes you'll get hit and runs where cars will hit a building, you know.  You can tell what somebody hit.  A lot of times they'll tell us what's going on, or we'll ask them and the story doesn't always jive," Kindt said.

Most repair shops work closely with Sioux Falls Police.  If not, they too could face consequences.

"Someone that does repair a vehicle like this, or others that have not had a police report - there are criminal charges that can be filed against body shops," Miller said.

Kindt said Marv's Body Shop has helped investigators find suspects in the past and won't stop looking for clues.

"If that person gets caught and brought to justice that would sure make you feel great," Kindt said.

Morris is being held at the Minnehaha County Jail. 

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Parker Teen Dies In One Vehicle Crash

4/12/2014 10:18 AM

16-year-old Tonya Anderson from Parker, SD died in a one vehicle crash west of Sioux Falls on Highway 42 on Friday.

Full Story
Woman Killed In Sioux Falls Home

4/16/2014 6:01 PM

Sioux Falls police are investigating a murder in the southwest part of the city.

Full Story
SF Woman Dies In Crash Near Brookings

4/12/2014 10:34 AM

A Sioux Falls woman died in a two vehicle crash on I-29 south of Brookings.

Full Story
Missing Girls Case Update On Tuesday

4/15/2014 7:15 AM

Authorities plan to release an update on the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two South Dakota girls.

Full Story
Remains Found In Car Are Missing Girls

4/15/2014 1:39 PM

After more than 40 years, the families of two missing teenage girls now know what happened to them.

Full Story


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED