Hit-and-run suspect is charged

EVERETT – The man knew he ran over a child but gave no explanation why he didn’t stop for her, according to court documents.

Jacob Travis David Slick, 26, has been charged with felony hit-and-run and appeared in Everett District Court Tuesday. Bail was set at $50,000.

Slick turned himself in to Everett police Monday after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest.

Prosecutors allege that Slick hit a 6-year-old girl and her mother while the pair was walking to Hawthorne Elementary School in Everett on Nov. 14.

They suffered minor injuries and were released from the hospital that same day.

A witness reported seeing a dark colored pickup truck leaving the scene of the crash.

Two students also walking to school told police they saw a white man with short hair and a clean shaven face behind the wheel of the truck.

A break in the case came late last month after detectives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and Bellevue Police Department spoke with Slick’s ex-girlfriend during an unrelated investigation.

The woman told police that Slick came to her apartment the morning of the hit-and-run and stated that “he dozed off and thought that he had hit a kid,” according to an affidavit filed in Everett District Court.

Police traced the pickup truck to Slick’s grandfather, who reported that his grandsons had borrowed his truck to move.

The truck was missing an emblem similar to one found near where the girl and woman were hit, police reported. Investigators also found a clothing weave pattern in dirt on the grill of the truck.

Slick was arrested Monday night at police headquarters and was booked into the Snohomish County Jail.

He has three prior convictions for driving with a suspended license and is the defendant in a forgery trial set for February.

Reporter Diana Hefley: 425-339-3463 or hefley@heraldnet.com.

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