FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers police have arrested Jacqueline Megan Hogan in connection with a deadly hit and run Friday night.
In a press release sent Sunday it states Fort Myers police department and Lee County sheriff's deputies found the 19 year-old suspect thanks to a tipster. Investigators were led to a trailer in the 7700 block of Bogart Drive in North Fort Myers. When they arrived, investigators found a white 1995 Oldsmobile four-door sedan with "damage consistent with the initial investigation."
While at the scene, investigators spoke with Hogan, who according to the press release provided a full confession. As of Sunday morning, she was being held on $35,000 bond.
“We are extremely thankful for the information provided, which allowed our investigators to make a quick arrest,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant Victor Medico.
Friday at 10 p.m., 68 year-old Thomas De Soto was walking near the intersection of Fowler and Simpson Streets when he was struck by a car. The suspect took off in what was described as a four-door sedan with extensive front-end damage. Investigators canvassed the area for an hour afterward but found nothing.
Sunday WINK News spoke with a former colleague of De Soto, who worked with him at Lee Memorial for 35 years.
"He was just a gentleman. Very fine gentleman..hard worker," said Cynthia Lamar-Francois. "[He] was just a good person."
Hogan is being held on a felony charge for a hit and run.