Nacogdoches PD officers arrest driver in hit-and-run Saturday

Nacogdoches PD officers arrest driver in hit-and-run Saturday
Brandon Gipson (Source: Tina Woodall)
Brandon Gipson (Source: Tina Woodall)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection to the hit-and-run accident on Northeast Stallings Drive late Saturday night that seriously injured a 16-year-old boy.

Christian Michael Gill, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a third-degree felony failure to stop and render aid with serious bodily injury charge. His bail amount has been set at $7,500.

According to a press release, NPD traffic investigators arrested Gill at the Nacogdoches Police Department early Thursday morning.

Late Monday, Gill came to the Nacogdoches Police Department with his vehicle at the urging of a family member, a press release stated. He told NPD traffic investigators that he was involved in the hit-and-run accident Saturday night.

"Officers collected evidence from the vehicle that is consistent with the evidence investigators were searching for," the press release stated. "Officers obtained an arrest warrant for Gill on Wednesday."

The hit-and-run accident occurred in the 3300 block of Northeast Stallings Drive at about 10:13 p.m. Saturday night. NPD dispatch received a 911 call about a teenage pedestrian victim lying in the roadway on Northeast Stallings Drive, the press release stated.

Brandon Gipson, the 16-year-old victim, was either coming or going from the Nacogdoches High School Homecoming dance at the time of the accident, the press release stated.

Late Monday night, a man came to the Nacogdoches Police Department with his vehicle at the urging of a family member.

According to the press release, NPD investigators will continue the investigation until it is complete and present it to the District Attorney's Office.

Tina Woodall, Gipson's mother, said Monday that her son is still in critical condition.

Gipson suffered head trauma and internal bleeding as a result of the auto-pedestrian accident. He also suffered a broken arm, bruises, and scrapes, Woodall said. However, doctors have said that they are the most concerned about Gipson's head trauma, she said.

Woodall said her son had just celebrated his 16th birthday on Oct. 16 and that he had gotten money and a haircut for his birthday. She said she had reluctantly decided to let her son go to his first Homecoming dance.

The Nacogdoches Police Department is still asking anyone with any information about the accident to call the NPD Traffic Division at (936) 559-2639.

Copyright 2015 KTRE. All rights reserved.