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Woman involved in hit-and-run arrested at home

Loretta Painter (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Loretta Painter (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police arrested a woman at her home after she left the scene of a car crash Saturday.

The hit-and-run happened in the area of Nettleton and Copeland around 10 a.m.

According to an incident report, a man said a green pickup truck, driven by 41-year-old Loretta Painter, rear ended him.

Both the victim and Painter pulled over, but the man told police Painter said “she had a relative in the hospital” and left.

The man gave police a license plate number, and they were able to track the truck to Painter’s house in the 3700-block of Griffin.

Police noticed damage to the vehicle.

Painter told police she did not think the damage was bad enough to warrant a report.  

Jonesboro police arrested Painter, and she is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended license, following to close and contempt of court.

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