A Des Moines man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run accident that injured a 12-year-old boy Wednesday night.
Fifty-six-year-old Cameron Hart is charged with failure to render aid at an accident causing serious injury.
Police say Hart was driving a red Jeep that hit Rickey Meneweather near the intersection of E. Euclid and Cambridge a little after 6:00 p.m. Meneweather was crossing the street when he was hit. The vehicle did not stop but witnesses were able to give police a description.
Police say they received a call Thursday night from Hart saying he was in the area at the time of the hit-and-run and he owns a red Jeep Cherokee. Following an interview with police he was arrested.
Hart is being held in the Polk County Jail.
Officials say Meneweather was taken to a local hospital in stable condition but has been upgraded to good condition.