Storm Lake man arrested after hit and run.

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Storm Lake, IA (ABC9 News) Police have arrested one suspect Sunday, in connection with a hit and run on Lake Avenue in Storm Lake.

Authorities received a report of a fight behind a restaurant on Lake Avenue.
Upon arrival the police found an unnamed adult male victim laying in the alley suffering from several injuries.

According to sources, police were notified the person allegedly responsible for the victim’s injuries, 36-year-old Elias Mejia-Cortes of Storm Lake, had struck the man with his car. Cortes allegedly attacked the victim as he was laying on the ground, then subsequently fled the scene.

The victim was transported to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center for treatment and was later released.

Police, then responded to a domestic assault in progress which happened to involve Mejia-Cortes.  Police arrested Mejia-Cortes after learning he allegedly struck his wife.

Mejia-Cortes is being held at the Buena Vista County Jail after being charged with several misdemeanors.


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