Man charged in connection with Butler County hit and run, police say

Trenton police say they executed a search warrant and located an SUV involved in a hit and run...
Trenton police say they executed a search warrant and located an SUV involved in a hit and run crash on July 14.(Trenton Police Department)
Published: Jul. 21, 2022 at 1:25 PM EDT
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BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - Trenton police say they located a vehicle and arrested a man following a hit and run crash on July 14.

Police say a couple was stopped on State Street waiting to turn into Cassano’s when their vehicle was struck from behind by a GMC Envoy.

The wife had some bruising but police say the husband had to undergo surgery to repair fractured vertebrae in his spine and he still is hospitalized.

On July 20, Trenton police along with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, executed a search warrant at a home on Granada Avenue and located the SUV from the hit and run hidden in the backyard, covered with a tarp, according to a news release.

Police say Leiayre Jurrell Freeman, 29, was arrested and charged with multiple traffic offenses and several felonies, including Aggravated Vehicular assault.

Trenton police say Leiayre Jurrell Freeman, 29, has been arrested and charged in connection...
Trenton police say Leiayre Jurrell Freeman, 29, has been arrested and charged in connection with a hit and run crash on July 14. Police say they found the hit-and-run vehicle hidden in a backyard of a residence on Granada Avenue.(Middletown Police Department)

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