Man received probation for fatal hit-and-run crash

Published: Mar. 30, 2017 at 6:40 PM CDT
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A man from Christian County will serve five years of probation for a deadly hit-and-run crash after a plea deal. Joshua Kent entered an Alford plea on Tuesday for leaving the scene of an accident. That essentially means he didn't plead guilty but conceded prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him.

Timothy Sparks was riding a bicycle on Highway NN in Ozark on July 4, 2014, when someone ran into him. Prosecutors say Kent was driving and hit the teenager. Kent told police that he thought he hit a deer.

Kent received a four-year prison sentence but the judge suspended that sentence and gave him supervised probation.