Milwaukee hit-and-run crash: 24-year-old man accused

Felton Powell

A 24-year-old Milwaukee man is accused in a hit-and-run crash that happened in the city's Harambee neighborhood back in May. The accused is Felton Powell – and he faces the following criminal counts: 

  • First-degree recklessly endangering safety
  • Hit-and-run - injury

According to the criminal complaint, officers were dispatched on Tuesday, May 18 to the intersection of N. Bluhms Place and E. Burleigh Street to investigate a hit-and-run of a pedestrian. Citizen witnesses indicated the vehicle that struck the person was a red SUV -- and provided officers with a license plate number.

The complaint says the hit-and-run victim reported "she knew the driver's name was Felton but did not know his last name." Milwaukee police records revealed the vehicle was licensed to a relative of Powell's.

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The victim went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a wrist fracture. She told police "she saw the driver intentionally swerve at her while going approximately 25 mph." She also later identified the defendant through a photo array.

Powell is expected to make his initial appearance in court on July 28.

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