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Published May 21, 2012, 08:44 PM

MN Motorcyclist Charged in Boy's Hit-and-run Injuries

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A motorcyclist is charged with hitting and critically injuring a 4-year-old boy who was on his way to his birthday party at a St. Paul park.

By: Associated Press,

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A motorcyclist is charged with hitting and critically injuring a 4-year-old boy who was on his way to his birthday party at a St. Paul park.

Police say 25-year-old Ernest Jonas of St. Paul fled on his motorcycle after striking the child, who was holding his mother's hand as the family was getting into their vehicle Saturday afternoon.

Jonas was charged Monday with two felony counts of criminal vehicle operation. He remains in the Ramsey County Jail on $75,000 bail, with a court appearance set Tuesday.

Family members say Tyrell Baymon underwent surgery for a skull fracture at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare.

St. Paul police say tips from the public and help from other law enforcement agencies led them to a Shakopee hotel Sunday afternoon, where the suspect was arrested.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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