Bond set at $25k for man suspected in Goose Creek fatal hit-and-run

Bond set at $25k for man suspected in Goose Creek fatal hit-and-run

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Bond was set at $25,000 for a 25-year-old man suspected in a fatal hit-and-run in Goose Creek over the weekend.

Joshua E. Brown of North Charleston was charged with hit-and-run, duties of driver involved in accident with death.

Officials with the Goose Creek Police Department say Brown, represented by an attorney, surrendered to authorities on Thursday.

Investigators say they are working to identify two additional people that were in the vehicle drive by Brown at the time of the collision. GCPD says anyone with information is asked to call police at (843) 863-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.

Goose Creek police say Brown was driving a burgundy Chrysler 300 when he struck and killed a pedestrian on St. James Avenue late Saturday night, and then fled the scene.

The pedestrian, identified as 26-year-old Anthony Robert Missouri, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Coroner Bill Salisbury with the Berkeley County Coroner's Office.

Police say they received a tip about the suspected vehicle Monday afternoon that led them to a North Charleston body shop on Dorchester Road. That vehicle, registered to a rental company in Virginia, had front end damage consistent with the damage that was expected in this case.

It was that tip that led authorities to Brown.

An affidavit states that investigators then met with Brown's mother who reported that her son told her that he had hit an animal Saturday night in Goose Creek.

According to the affidavit, when investigators spoke to Joshua Brown, he said that he had no idea that he hit a person.

Police say Brown then retained an attorney and planned to surrender to investigators on Thursday.

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