Prosecutors have charged a 36-year-old motorist who remains on the run after allegedly running over and killing a man on a well-traveled Roseville street in the middle of the night.
Daniel A. Jennings, of Roseville, remains a fugitive after being charged last week in Ramsey County District Court with felony hit-and-run in connection with the death two weeks ago of Michael J. Strong, 23, of Minneapolis.
Deputy Police Chief Erika Scheider said Monday that she has no updates on where Jennings might be hiding.
"His whereabouts is still unknown," Scheider said. "We have not received any tips."
According to the criminal complaint:
Police were called about 2 a.m. on July 22 to a parking lot near the Radisson Hotel in the 2500 block of Cleveland Avenue regarding Strong and a woman arguing.
Officers spotted Strong down on southbound Cleveland with injuries suffered from being hit by a vehicle. The officers provided immediate medical attention, but Strong was declared dead at the scene.
A woman nearby told police that she and Strong, her boyfriend, had been arguing and that she had walked away to calm down.
A truck driver in the area saw an SUV heading toward Strong, who was already down in the street. The trucker said he sounded his horn and flashed his lights in an effort to alert the SUV driver, who ran over Strong and dragged him on the pavement.
The SUV driver police later identified as Jennings stopped momentarily and stood near Strong's body but drove away before officers could determine his identity.
Video surveillance and witness statements led police to the SUV at a Motel 6 two blocks away. Jennings spoke with them on the phone, police said, and acknowledged running over something while on his way home from work from a fast-food restaurant.
Police said he agreed to meet with detectives but reneged and remains at large.
Anyone with information is urged to call police at (651) 792-7008 or submit a tip online at www.cityofroseville.com/3194/Crime-Tips.