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Arrest made in East Mountains hit-and-run that killed bicyclist

Updated: 06/28/2014 12:42 PM | Created: 06/28/2014 12:37 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

Nearly two weeks after a bicyclist died from injuries suffered during a hit-and-run in the East Mountains, deputies have arrested a 21-year-old man in connection to the crime.

On Friday, Bernalillo County sheriff's investigators arrested and charged Shilo Sap in the June 6 hit-and-run crash. Deputies said Sap hit bicyclist Michael Wolff and then left him critically injured on the side of Highway 66. Wolff died more than a week later.

Investigators pieced together the turn light that was left at the scene and were told it could be from a Heavy Duty truck similar to a propane delivery truck. After further investigation, BCSO said they were able to find that the light was from a 1978-1980 Crown Victoria.

Deputies logged numerous man hours in the area looking for information. On Friday night, they found what they were looking for: a Ford Crown Victoria.

Deputies initiated a traffic stop and made contact with Sap. During the interview, BCSO said Sap admitted to looking down to change the radio, and when he looked up, the bicycle was in front of him.

Sap told deputies he was scared and wanted to call for help but was afraid his call could be traced. Sap has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and careless driving.

He is being held on $15,250 bond at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Shilo Sapp

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