Man sought in hit-and-run remains hospitalized after crash

- A man wanted in a southern Arizona hit-and-run accident remains hospitalized in the Phoenix area after being injured in the crash of a pickup truck following a police pursuit.

Mesa police Detective Steve Berry says information isn't available yet on what charges 31-year-old Joshua Monigold will face in connection with the incidents Thursday.

Police say Monigold suffered unspecified injuries when the pickup he was driving crashed on Interstate 10 on the southern outskirts of the Phoenix area.

According to police, the crash concluded a pursuit during which Manigold attempted unsuccessfully to steal a motorcycle from another man. That man fought Monigold, who then drove off again in the pickup.

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Posted by FOX 10 Phoenix on Thursday, March 24, 2016


Marana police say Monigold was wanted on suspicion of leaving the scene of a collision with injuries.

The motorcyclist that Monigold tried to carjack escaped injury, but his motorcycle was damaged. A GoFundMe page has been created to help him get a new motorcycle.


AP-WF-03-25-16 1746GMT

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