October 25, 2021

On October 14, 2021, at approximately 5:49 p.m., officers with the Lake Havasu City Police Department responded to the 3600 block of Bluecrest Drive to investigate a vehicle/pedestrian accident where a 4-year old child was struck by a grey colored Jeep Liberty.

The suspect vehicle, operated by an unknown white male, fled the scene prior to law enforcement’s arrival. The female child was transported to the Havasu Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Officers began investigating several leads into the identity of the suspect driver and vehicle involved and were able to identify the suspect as 44-year old Dolan Springs, Arizona resident Nathan S. Rawlins.

On October 24, 2021, Nathan S. Rawlins was taken into custody by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office following a non-injury accident in rural Mohave County. During the accident, Rawlins was operating a Grey 2004 Jeep Liberty, which was confirmed to be the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run on October 14, 2021.

Nathan S. Rawlins was transported to the Lake Havasu City Police Department Jail where he was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Injury, Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Drivers License, and a Failure to Appear warrant out of Maricopa County.

Public Information Officer:  Detective Chris Angus

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