Alleged hit-skip driver pleads not guilty

A Bowling Green man, who was indicted for his alleged involvement in a Bowling Green hit-skip crash that
seriously injured a woman, has pleaded not guilty.
Elijah A. Moses, 20, of Bowling Green entered pleas of not guilty to all four counts alleged against him.
The charges are tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; obstructing official business, a
second-degree misdemeanor; failing to stop after an accident, a fifth-degree felony; and operating a
vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a first-degree misdemeanor.He was released on his own
recognizance with his next pre-trial set for Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. in the Wood County Common Pleas courtroom
of Judge Alan Mayberry.
On Sept. 6 at 3 a.m., officers responded to the area of 706 Napoleon Road, regarding two pedestrians who
were struck by a vehicle and the vehicle had left the scene. Shawn Ragland, Bowling Green, said that an
eastbound vehicle hit him and a woman and didn’t stop.
Talyor Martinek, Sylvania, was transported to Mercy Health-St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, for a head
injury.
A few days later, the Bowling Green Police Division received a call from a local body shop regarding a
vehicle that was brought into the facility.
Officers from the BGPD and Bureau of Criminal Investigation processed the vehicle.
Detectives were able to identified Moses, who was arrested.