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Temple Police arrest man for July 2020 fatal hit and run

Posted at 4:04 PM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 19:17:15-05

TEMPLE, TX — The Temple Police Department has made an arrest in a July 2020 hit and run case that caused the death of 32-year-old Sean Lee Eggleston.

35-year-old Anthony Harris was arrested by Temple Police on Friday.

Eggleston was struck by a vehicle on July 5, 2020 while riding his bicycle near the intersection of Birdcreek Drive and Southwest HK Dodgen Loop.

After an investigation, it was determined that 35-year-old Anthony Harris was driving the vehicle that struck Eggleston. Harris then fled the scene without stopping to render aid.

“Our officers and detectives did great work to bring this case to a close and provide justice for Mr. Eggleston,” Temple Police Chief Shawn Reynolds said. “I hope this will give a sense of closure for his friends and family.”

A warrant was issued for Harris’ arrest on Friday, Jan. 15 and he was arrested that evening without incident.