Preliminary hearing held for Carrollton man who fled the scene of accident

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A preliminary hearing has been held in the Associate Division of Carroll County Circuit Court for a Carrollton man facing multiple charges stemming from an incident in December in which officials reported he fled from the scene of a vehicle accident.

Online court information shows Edward Everett Arnold’s case was transferred to Division One of Circuit Court, and the case was continued to May 14th at 9 am.

Arnold has been charged with felony first degree tampering with a motor vehicle as well as with the misdemeanors of driving while intoxicated: prior offender, driving while revoked or suspended—first offense, operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner involving an accident, leaving the scene of an accident, and first degree trespassing.

Officials reported Arnold attempted to pass a vehicle on southbound U. S. Highway 65 near the Missouri River Bridge when a collision occurred. He then allegedly fled on foot from the scene but was apprehended when officers tracked his footprints in the snow.