Felony charges filed against suspect in Ardmore hit and run incident
The suspect in an alleged pedestrian involved hit and run incident has been taken into custody and is now facing charges for assault and battery by means or force as is likely to cause death.
Ardmore police began searching for the suspect, 25-year-old Adam Lynn Sampson of Ardmore, on March 27 following reports of a vehicle versus pedestrian hit and run incident at a local motel.
When officers arrived on scene they were advised that Sampson had fled the area. Further investigation and numerous witness statements reportedly led officers to determine that Sampson had allegedly intentionally struck a 28-year-old male with his vehicle.
According to Carter County court documents filed April 1, the victim’s body traveled over the hood of Sampson’s vehicle, causing the victim’s head to crash into the front windshield resulting in severe head trauma.
The vehicle Sampson had been driving was reportedly later found abandoned in rural Carter County and recovered by law enforcement.
Ardmore Police Department Sgt. Larry Payne said Sampson was located on March 31 and taken into custody. Charges for assault and battery by means or force as is likely to cause death were filed against Sampson on April 1.
According to Carter County court records, Sampson has previously been convicted of burglary in the second degree, domestic assault and battery and obstructing an officer.
If found guilty, Sampson could face up to life imprisonment.