Police in Waterbury identified a man for a hit-and-run involving a student running to a school bus.
They said Marques Verner, 28, was caught on camera striking the 7-year-old child in the area near North Main Street and Elizabeth Street just after 8 a.m. on June 4.
After surveillance footage was released to the media, a Waterbury detective received an anonymous call last Friday that led to the identification of Verner as the driver.
"I think most people would have the decency to stop and render aid and do the right thing, and that's why it's important to bring Verner into custody, because this man needs to answer for these crimes," said Acting Chief Fred Spagnolo of the Waterbury Police Department.
Detectives submitted and received an arrest warrant for the suspect.
He will be charged with avoiding responsibility, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, operating without a license and passing a standing school bus.
The bond for that warrant was set at $100,000.
He will also be arrested on another warrant that charges him with first-degree threatening. The bond for that case was set at $350,000.
Verner has connections to not only Waterbury, but also New Haven and Bridgeport. Police in those cities are helping to track him down.
"During the course of the investigation, Verner committed threatening in the first degree. He was threatening the police officers who were attempting to interview and talk to him about the case," said Spagnolo.
The little boy is going to be okay, in fact, the Waterbury Police Chief said he ad some minor injuries and was back to school the very next day.
Anyone with information about Verner's whereabouts is asked to call Waterbury Police.
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