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Arrest made in Hancock County hit-and-run

Jonathan Jacobi (Provided Photo/Hancock County Jail)

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) – One person is in custody following a hit-and-run in Hancock County.

According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Jonathan Jacobi, 37, was arrested Monday morning.

His arrest comes after a Friday hit-and-run in which Terry Huff, 67, was critically injured in the 1200 block of East State Road 234. That’s near the rural community of Eden.

Deputies said Huff, a bicyclist, was struck by Jacobi’s truck just before 10:30 a.m. and then Jacobi fled the scene, leaving Huff on the side of the road to wave down motorists for help.

Video surveillance from a homeowner of Friday’s hit-and-run eventually led to Jacobi, who according to deputies, confessed to being the driver of the truck in the hit-and-run. Deputies said they found the truck in a Marion County body shop.

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Jacobi was taken to the Hancock County Jail. He faced a preliminary charge of leaving the scene of a crash that caused serious bodily harm.

Huff remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Deputies said Huff was wearing a helmet that likely kept him from being killed.