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The victim was riding his bicycle on Kings Avenue South when he was struck behind.
Richard George Sheldon Jr. turned himself in to HCSO on 10/5/18.
Richard George Sheldon, Jr.
- Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Death
- DUI Manslaughter Leaving the Scene
- DUI with Property Damage or Personal Injury
Richard George Sheldon, Jr. turned himself in to HCSO on 10/05/18 at 2:50 pm after an arrest warrant for Sheldon was obtained by HCSO Traffic Homicide Detectives one day prior on the listed charges. Sheldon was released after posting bond.
Victim: John Dilgard
5703 Patterson Road
On September 23, 2018, at 12:42 a.m., John Dilgard was riding a yellow Duna mountain bike southbound on Kings Avenue South when he was struck from behind. Citizens called 9-1-1 to report a person down at Kings Avenue South near the intersection of Calm Drive. Deputies and HCFR responded and located Dilgard deceased at the scene. Alcohol is suspected to have contributed to this crash. A potential suspect and vehicle have been located, and charges are pending.