Man Convicted In Deadly Hit & Run Arrested By ECU Police


A man who was convicted for a deadly hit and run accident three years ago has been arrested again by police.

Omar Chahid was charged by ECU police Monday with simple assault, resisting an officer, and being intoxicated and disruptive.

ECU says Chahid was arrested after their officers saw a fight near Fifth and Cotanche streets around 12:40 a.m.

Police said the 21-year-old ran, but was arrested after a brief foot chase.

Chahid pleaded guilty last year to felony hit and run and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was released from prison last summer and is on probation.

After the 2011 accident on East 5th Street, Chahid was initially charged with DWI, but that charge was dropped after the D.A. said there was no clear evidence he was intoxicated.

The state Department of Public Safety says Chahid's probation officer has filed violation reports because of the new charges.

On the latest misdemeanor charges, Chahid has a July 15th court date.


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