Kingman man accused of manslaughter after girlfriend dies

January 31, 2022 GMT

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — A Kingman man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left his girlfriend dead, Mohave County Sheriff’s officials said Sunday.

They said 37-year-old Brandon Lewis St. Ours was being held on suspicion of manslaughter by domestic violence and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

It’s unclear if Ours has a lawyer yet who can speak on his behalf about the case.

Sheriff’s officials said a female pedestrian was declared dead on arrival at a hospital following Saturday night’s crash.

Authorities said she was identified as 31-year-old Tasha Deann Childress of Golden Valley.

They said Ours was the boyfriend of Childress and the two had argued at a residence before being asked to leave.

Investigators said the woman refused to get into Ours’ vehicle and walked away from the scene.

Ours drove around looking for Childress and allegedly struck her with the vehicle and then fled the scene before being arrested later, according to authorities.

The suspect’s vehicle was located and towed for processing.