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Deadly Triad hit-and-run suspect arrested in Indiana

Tristan Thomas was arrested near Fort Wayne, and may be extradited back to Davidson County.

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Update: 12/27/2019

Allen County, Indiana court records show Tristan Thomas was arrested earlier this month. 

He appeared in court on December 23. The judge set his bond at $500,000.

He's scheduled to appear in court again on January 6, where the court will discuss his extradition back to Davidson County.

Thomas was wanted on several charges connected to Timothy Dickens' death including felony hit and run and driving while impaired.

Investigators in North Carolina said Thomas was trying to conceal his identity. They thought he could've been hiding in High Point, Thomasville or Archdale.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol said he was traveling with a pregnant woman. So far, officials haven't shared any information on her whereabouts or if she was in Indiana with Thomas.

Update: 12/11/19

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has identified the driver in a deadly hit-and-run that happened in Davidson County.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol says the pregnant woman has was traveling with was expected to deliver at anytime. 

They say Thomas hit 41-year-old Timothy Jeremiah Dickens of High Point on NC-109 north near Robbins Road on Saturday.

Thomas is wanted for felony death, felony hit-and-run, driving while impaired, and careless and reckless driving. 

Original story posted on 12/07/19:

A pedestrian who was hit and killed in a Saturday morning hit-and-run has been identified.

According to Sgt. Robert Abernathy with NCSHP, the pedestrian has been identified as 41-year-old Timothy Jeremiah Dickens of High Point.

The NCSHP is still looking to identify the suspect, however, they say the vehicle he was driving in had been impounded.

Troopers say the driver was traveling south on NC-109 when he hit Dickens with a Chevrolet pickup truck. 

Highway Patrol says evidence shows that Dickens was walking along the fog line on NC-109 when the Chevy pickup drifted over and hit him. Dickens was pronounced dead at the scene.

NCSHP has not identified the driver, but describe him as a white male approximately 38 to 45 years of age, brown hair, goatee, wearing an NFL Chicago Cubs hoodie, black BDU pants, and black shoes from the Wallburg, NC area.

If you know anything about this or have information that can help the investigation, call at NCSHP at 800-233-3151. 

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