Police: Suspect in KSU student hit-and-run turns himself in - CBS46 News

Police: Suspect in KSU student hit-and-run turns himself in, granted bond

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William Wilson Heaton William Wilson Heaton
Emily Bowman Emily Bowman
ATHENS, GA (CBS46) -

The suspect in a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a Kennesaw State University student appeared in court Thursday.

According to the Athens-Clarke County Jail, William Wilson Heaton, 22, turned himself in Wednesday evening.

Police said Emily Bowman, 19, was hit by someone driving a red truck on Feb. 16 while she was walking in the grass near Oak Street in Athens.

Bowman was taken to a hospital in Athens, where she's been recovering from severe head injuries.

Police said they wanted to wait to arrest Heaton until they had a strong enough case against him.

On Wednesday, arrest warrants were signed for Heaton on the following charges: DUI, hit-and-run, serious injury by a vehicle, failure to maintain a lane, reckless driving and having an open container in a vehicle.

A judge granted bond to Heaton Thursday for $50,000. As a condition of Heaton's bond, he will have to wear a GPS monitoring system, and will have to surrender his driver's license for the immediate future. Heaton also will not be allowed to consume alcohol, or leave his residence after 9 p.m.

If you would like to help Bowman with her recovery, Buffalo's Cafe in Woodstock is hosting a fundraiser on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Ten percent of all food sales will go towards Bowman.

Buffalo's Cafe is located at 12035 Hwy. 92 in Woodstock.

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