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Cleveland PD: Woman arrested in hit-and-run death of Livingston man

Melissa Davis-Stokola (Source: Cleveland Police Department) Melissa Davis-Stokola (Source: Cleveland Police Department)

CLEVELAND, TEXAS (KTRE) - Officers with the Cleveland Police Department arrested a 21-year-old woman Monday in connection to allegations that she struck and killed a Livingston man near the intersection of North Washington and Dayton Streets.

Melissa Mae Davis-Stokola, of Splendora, was arrested and charged with second-degree felony accident involving death.

According to a press release from the Cleveland Police Department, CPD officers were dispatched out to the intersection of North Washington and Dayton streets on Sunday in reference to a hit and run. When they got to the scene, they found a man’s body lying on the ground.

The victim has been identified as David Lester Blackmone, 42.

“It was apparent the male had been struck by an unknown vehicle which drove away without reporting the incident to the police department,” the press release stated.

At that point, the Cleveland Police Department started an investigation into the hit-and-run incident. Evidence that was recovered at the scene where the collision occurred led officers to a home on Cleveland’s East Second Street, where the vehicle was located.

Officers with the Cleveland Police Department executed a search warrant for the vehicle on Monday, and Davis-Stokola was arrested for outstanding arrest warrants out of Harris County. Further investigation resulted in Davis-Stokola being charged in connection to Blackmone’s death.

“The Cleveland Police Department would like to thank the Liberty County District Attorney’s Office and the Texas Rangers for their assistance in this case,” the press release stated.

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