Police release identity of suspect in hit-and-run that hurt child

Police release identity of suspect in hit-and-run that hurt child
ARRESTED: Floyd Scroggins, 55, of Shreveport. Charges pending against him are one count each of vehicular negligent injury, hit-and-run, obstruction of justice, driving with a suspended driver's license and having no insurance.
(Source: Scott Pace/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Scott Pace/KSLA News 12)
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A child was hit by a vehicle the evening of March 16 in Shreveport. (Source: Scott Pace/KSLA News 12)
A child was hit by a vehicle the evening of March 16 in Shreveport. (Source: Scott Pace/KSLA News 12)
The major hit-and-run accident happened at 5:10 p.m. March 16 at Hollywood at Broadway avenues in Shreveport, Caddo 911 dispatch records show. (Source: Scott Pace/KSLA News 12)
The major hit-and-run accident happened at 5:10 p.m. March 16 at Hollywood at Broadway avenues in Shreveport, Caddo 911 dispatch records show. (Source: Scott Pace/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Police have released the identify of the man suspected of leaving the scene after hitting a child with an SUV Thursday afternoon in Shreveport.

Booking records show 55-year-old Floyd Scroggins, of Shreveport, was arrested at 5:38 p.m. Thursday and booked into Shreveport City Jail at 7:30 p.m.

Charges pending against him are one count each of vehicular negligent injury, hit-and-run, obstruction of justice, driving with a suspended driver's license and having no insurance.

The accident happened at 5:10 p.m.at Hollywood and Broadway, according to Caddo 911 dispatch records.

Witnesses reported seeing a white, older model Ford Explorer hit and drag the child, police Cpl. Marcus Hines said.

There is no word on the extent of injuries to the child, whom Hines said is 6 or 7 years old.

Witnesses also told a patrol officer they thought they knew where the driver lived.

That led police to the vehicle at a home in the 4100 block of Joe Louis Street, less than a half-mile from where the child was struck.

That also is where Scroggins was taken into custody.

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