Two arrested for hit-and-run accident that left victim with brain damage

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- A second person has been arrested for a hit-and-run accident that left a local man in a hospital with brain damage.

The single-vehicle accident happened in September 2016 in the 400 block of University Oaks Boulevard in College Station near the Gable Apartments.

The victim, Mondarius Rashad Ealoms, has been in an intensive care unit since the crash last year.

The driver of the SUV, and another passenger in the vehicle, fled the scene after it slammed into a tree on the evening of September 1, 2016.

The passenger, Robert Lee Monroe, was arrested the evening of the accident.

The driver, Lawrence Maurice Ealoms, was arrested on Wednesday. He was booked into the Brazos County jail and is facing several charges.

Prior to the SUV hitting the tree, College Station police attempted to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation. Monroe told police that Ealoms refused to stop for the officer, because he "didn't want to go back to jail."

According to a police report, all three men were hanging out that evening to celebrate Ealmons' release from prison where he was serving time for a robbery conviction.