Kent Police said this morning an arrest has yet to be made related to a hit-and-run accident in the downtown area that claimed the life of Ravennan Richard Schoepe Thursday.
Capt. Paul Canfield said police are awaiting a blood screening of the suspect, an autopsy of the victim and the overall crash investigation to be completed before any charges are filed. He said there is currently no one in custody and declined to name the suspect.
Schoepe, 37, was an employee of Star of the West Milling Co. on North Water Street in downtown Kent for 15 years.
Canfield said Schoepe was struck near the intersection of North Water and Columbus streets by the suspected motorist around 10 a.m. Thursday morning as he was either getting into or out of his vehicle. The driver allegedly fled the scene and was discovered by police at Dillon's Auto Services on S.R. 43 in Brimfield about 20 minutes after the fatal accident.
Canfield said the investigation is ongoing and charges will "hopefully" be filed soon.