A 25-year-old man was sentenced Friday to nine months in jail for running over a victim in a parking lot shared by a strip club and a fast food restaurant in Anaheim and fleeing the scene.
Logan Alexander Reynolds pleaded guilty Oct. 21, to hit and run with permanent and serious injury. He was also placed on three years of formal probation, according to jail records.
The deadly incident happened early on New Year’s Day of 2015.
About 3 a.m. that day, Reynolds was in a drive-through of a Del Taco restaurant at 1141 N. Magnolia Ave., when someone in his car made a remark about music someone else was playing close by, according to Deputy District Attorney Stephen Cornwell, the first prosecutor on the case.
The remark angered some people in the crowd, including bouncers from the nearby Imperial Show Girls strip club at 2640 W. Woodland Ave., according to Cornwell.
Apparently, the conflict stemmed from a misinterpretation of what the defendant said, Senior Deputy District Attorney Mark Birney said. Reynolds said something to the effect of “pump up the jam,” and it was taken the wrong way, Birney said.
Three men approached the defendant’s car “menacingly” with one person ripping off a windshield wiper, Cornwell said.
The victim — 26-year-old Davoriol Wright of Anaheim — jumped up on the hood of Reynolds’ car, prompting the defendant to gun it, Cornwell said.
Wright fell off and tumbled underneath the car and succumbed to his injuries, Cornwell said.
It’s possible Reynolds wouldn’t have faced any criminal charges if he had reported the situation, but he broke the law when he left the scene and didn’t report it, Cornwell said.
— City News Service
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