A Midlothian man has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol in a crash that killed a pedestrian in Colonial Heights in July.
According to Colonial Heights police, a grand jury returned indictments charging Shane Erick Dent, 34, with the manslaughter count and DUI in the crash that killed 65-year-old Jack Dale Leabhart Jr.
On July 6, police responded to the area of the Boulevard and Birch Avenue about 9:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a crash involving a pedestrian. Leabhart was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dent, who lives in the 1500 block of Hardwood Court, initially was charged with DUI. After an investigation that involved consulting with the Colonial Heights commonwealth's attorney's office, prosecutors obtained indictments against Dent on Nov. 12.
Dent was arrested on the new charges Monday and released on a $5,000 unsecured bond. He was scheduled to make an appearance Tuesday in Colonial Heights Circuit Court.