Maryville hit-and-run suspect turns himself in

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MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A man suspected of hitting and killing a man riding a bicycle has turned himself in.

Jake Robert Walker, 22, of Maryville, turned himself in to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. He is facing a charge of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death or personal injury.

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Walker was booked into the Blount County Detention Facility on $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. Dec. 23.

Troy Christopher Sample, 36, was struck Dec. 6 by a silver Nissan Frontier pickup truck on Peterson Lane near Old Niles Ferry Road. He died five days later at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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The Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is ongoing and more charges could be filed against Walker.

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