Baker man arrested for hit and run in Holt

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HOLT, Fla., March 12, 2019–A Baker man was arrested Sunday for a hit-and-run accident that happened on U.S. 90 in Holt Jan. 1.

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Terry Lamar Langford

According to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Terry Lamar Langford, 31, sped away from┬áThe Cave Sports Bar and Nightclub on U.S. 90 in Holt traveling at a high rate of speed in January.

He allegedly rear ended a car around 3:30 a.m. about one mile east of Holt, also headed eastbound on U.S. 90, but didn’t stop.

The victim told the OCSO she is currently under doctors’ care and is unable to return to work at this time due to the accident.

Richard Anderson, owner of The Cave, identified Langford from that timeframe to the Sheriff’s Office using video surveillance and a debit card receipt.

One patron photographed Langford during the time in question and later watched him leave the bar shortly after the victim of the crash, who was also at the nightclub that evening.

Another club patron who left approximately the same time as Langford saw him get into his car alone, then watched as Langford passed him at a high rate of speed eastbound on U.S. 90.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office found Langford’s car at his home with “significant damage to its grill and front bumper area,” consistent with the damage caused to the victim’s car, according to the report.

Langford’s roommate told an OCSO deputy investigating the incident he saw Langford’s car parked at home Jan. 1 and that the front end was damaged.

His roommate said Langford didn’t know what he hit and checked news reports to figure out what it was because he was afraid he might have killed someone, according to the arrest report.

Langford admitted to being at The Cave, but denied being involved in a crash and claimed his girlfriend hit a deer with his car, causing the damage to the front end, according to the report.

Langford has been charged with hit-and-run, a third-degree felony, and reckless driving with personal injury.

Stephanie Holcombe

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