Charlton Harris Charged with Murder on Fatal High-Speed Hit-and-Run Charges – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Arlington Police arrested Charlton Harris, 42, in connection with a fatal hit and run accident on July 2 that killed driver Douglas Oseimo, 39.
APD detectives from the US Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force found Harris in a Grand Prairie motel and took him into custody without incident.
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“We are grateful for the community participation and advice received,” said Arlington Police Chief Al Jones. “Often times we need public help to resolve such cases, and that is exactly what happened in this case.”
Evidence gathered at the scene, as well as an anonymous lead from Crime Stoppers sparked by local media coverage of the case, helped investigators identify Harris as the suspect who hit a Toyota Camry at high speed and killed driver Oseimo.
Although initial reports suggested there might be two people in the suspicious vehicle, detectives later discovered that Harris was the Buick’s sole occupant.
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Officials investigating the accident learned that Pantego authorities tried to conduct a traffic check on the Buick minutes before Oseimo’s car was hit. A Pantego officer chased the Buick for several blocks but ended the chase about a mile from the scene of the accident because of the excessive speed of the fleeing car, according to an affidavit with an arrest warrant.
The video showed that after the chase ended, the Buick continued to accelerate and ride a red elevator, police said.
Police reported finding a wallet with Harris ‘identity cards in the Buick, as well as a number of working papers with Harris’ name on it. They also found a 9mm pistol and a half-empty bottle of cognac on the hall.
Harris was admitted to Arlington Prison for murder, fatal accidents, and public drunkenness.
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