The incident occurred near East Brady Street and North Warren Avenue, in the city’s Lower East Side neighborhood, on Saturday, September 2, at about 9:00 p.m.
A criminal complaint issued Thursday indicates Milwaukee Police arrived on the scene to find the victim, 30, lying in the roadway and suffering from injuries and shock. According to a witness, an SUV was traveling eastbound on Brady Street when its driver tried to turn, causing the vehicle to hit the victim. The SUV then continued away from the scene without stopping.
First responders rushed the victim to an area hospital with multiple injuries, including a lacerated liver, broken ribs, and a fracture to the left wrist.
Investigators said surveillance footage recovered from the area, which shows the SUV running over the victim, revealed the fleeing vehicle’s license plate, which led officers to its associated address and the defendant, identified as Marvin A. Thomas.
Thomas, who admitted to his role in the pedestrian crash and his flight from the scene, was also found to not have a valid driver’s license. He faces charges of “hit and run – great bodily harm” and “knowingly operating a motor vehicle while revoke – causing great bodily harm.” The two charges add up to a combined sentence of 20 years in prison.
Thomas is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing on September 27.
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