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Florida man arrested after series of hit-and-run accidents

Richard Russell
Posted: Aug. 8, 2014 5:24 pm Updated: Aug. 22, 2014 7:15 pm

A Florida man was arrested Friday in connection with a series of hit-and-run crashes between Sixth and Elm early Friday morning.

Richard L. Russell, 35, Windermere, Fla., was arrested at Eighth and Sycamore late Friday morning. About 3:45 a.m. Friday, several witnesses said a silver vehicle had hit several parked cars and fled the area. Quincy police officers found the suspect vehicle, a 2005 Ford Taurus, at Sixth and Maple. Officers found the car running, but it was unoccupied.

Witnesses reported seeing a man in the area where the car was found just before police arrived. Police learned the vehicle had been stolen from the area of Ninth and Broadway.

Russell was arrested several hours later was charged with burglary and was taken to the Adams County Jail. Russell made his first appearance Friday in Adams County Circuit Court. His bail was set at $8,000, and he posted $800 bond. He is due in court Tuesday for a first appearance with counsel.