ANOKA, Minn. - Investigators have identified and charged a man in a hit-and-run incident that left a 9-year-old boy fighting for his life.
Nathan Wade Boese has been taken into custody and transported to jail. He will appear in court on Wednesday. Prosecutors say Boese was the driver of the vehicle which struck Amir Kahron Taylor of Minneapolis the night of June 13.
In a criminal complaint issued Tuesday Boese is charged with one count of criminal vehicular operation and one count of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.
Taylor was hit while riding his bike in the area of 111th Avenue and Kumquat Street Northwest in Coon Rapids. He was visiting his grandmother at the time of the accident.
The driver of the vehicle that struck Taylor left the scene. The boy suffered massive head trauma and was originally listed in critical condition, although he is improving.
A tip led investigators to the truck involved in the hit-and-run, but they were not immediately able to find the driver, now identified as Boese.
The Anoka County Sheriff's department said Tuesday that the suspect reportedly left town and indicated that law enforcement would have to find him. They also say Boese's attorney contacted them and said the defendant would turn himself when a warrant was issued.
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