Charles Sanford Is Charged With Running Down A Four-Year-Old Girl In Sunrise
SUNRISE The man accused in the hit and run death of a 4-year-old Sunrise girl in April was granted bond and set free on Tuesday in a Broward courtroom, where the mother of the dead child collapsed on hearing the news.
Eighteen-year old Charles Sanford is charged with being the driver who on April 4th, sped by 20-year-old Benita Desir and her 4-year-old daughter Veronica Ford, who had just gotten off a bus as they came home from a McDonald's near their home in the 6000 block of Northwest 16th Place when the girl was hit by a car. Veronica was rushed to Broward General Medical Center, but doctors were unable to save her.
Days after, police issued a public plea for help in finding the driver, 18-year-old Charles Vincent Sanford of Sunrise in connection to the case. Police said they made the arrest after receiving a tip that a local tow yard was fixing a Dodge Magnum, with front end damage, which fit the description of the car involved.
Also arrested in connection with the case was Jermaine McLymont, an employee at Mack's tow yard, where the car was found. Police charged him with tampering with evidence and resisting arrest without violence for his role in attempting to fix and repaint the Dodge Magnum. McLymont was allegedly in the process of fixing the vehicle when the car was seized.
Cornelious McLymont, Jermaine's father, said he called authorities after seeing the silver Dodge Magnum. "So I looked around the car, and I saw the roof and fender damage so I pulled it out and called police."
After his arrest, Sanford reportedly confessed to the crime.
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