Arrest made in hit-and-run

Paul B. Johnson, The High Point Enterprise, N.C.
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Mar. 15—RANDOLPH COUNTY — An anonymous Crimestoppers tip led to the arrest of a motorist in a hit-and-run collision that injured a teenager on a bicycle earlier this month on a Randolph County roadway.

Michael Ray Galloway, 62, of Thomasville was arrested this past weekend by the N.C. State Highway Patrol and charged with felony hit and run involving serious injury. Bond was set at $2,500 secured, and Galloway was in custody at the Randolph County Jail in Asheboro, according to the Highway Patrol.

A motorist hit bicyclist Javier Alexander Estrada-Ochoa, 18, of Thomasville on March 4 along Fuller Mill Road near Trinity.

Estrada-Ochoa remains at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, the Highway Patrol reports, but has improved from critical condition in the days following the collision to stable condition.

Master Trooper Brandon Baker told The High Point Enterprise that investigators were able to make an arrest based on a Crimestoppers tip from an anonymous caller that led to the identification of the motorist.

No other suspects are being sought at this time, Baker said Monday. Galloway was arrested without incident, he said.

Law enforcement had been searching for a gray or silver 2007 to 2008 Dodge pickup truck. The vehicle had damage to the front right area, as well as a missing right headlight.

pjohnson@hpenews.com — 336-888-3528 — @HPEpaul