October 28, 2019
Oliver Alonzo Shepherd.
Of course, he drove away afterwards like a good dindu nuffin.
An anonymous tip led to the arrest of a Covington hit-and-run suspect accused of striking two women earlier this month, killing one of them.
Oliver Alonzo Shepherd, 55, has been in jail for nearly two weeks on a probation violation. But a tip to police helped investigators link Shepherd to the Oct. 7 hit-and-run that killed 39-year-old Amy Barron.
Barron stopped to help 36-year-old Masika Robinson out of the road near West and Cannon streets shortly before 9:45 p.m. when a brown van came over a hill and stuck them both, police said.
“(Barron) saw the van coming and stepped out to help her,” Covington police spokesman Officer Justin Stott said. “She ended up taking the direct hit.”
Shepherd allegedly sped off after striking the women, leaving Barron lying in the street with critical injuries. She died two days later.
Shepherd is charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. He is being held without bond at the Newton County jail, records show.