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Former DNR official indicted on hit-and-run that killed cyclist

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A former wildlife officer was indicted earlier this month on a hit-and-run charge that killed a James Island bicyclist. 

According to a release from the solicitor's office, 46-year-old Jeffery Lewis Thomas will face a count of leaving the scene of an accident. Thomas was arrested in August, but the charges were dropped in a preliminary hearing.

A Charleston County Sheriff's Office incident report stated the DNR officer hit a bicyclist, 40-year-old Matthew Denton, while driving on Riverland Drive. 

The police report stated that three witnesses watched Thomas get out of his Ford Explorer SUV and attempt what appeared to be CPR on Denton. The report also stated that Thomas got in his car and drove off before returning to the scene 40 minutes later.

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