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Hit and run suspect arraigned in St. Joseph County


The man accused of a fatal hit and run in St. Joseph County last Friday was arraigned in court Tuesday.  Jeremy Bontrager is charged with Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death.

Late Friday evening, police found Ronald Rodger, 56, dead in his vehicle on SR-933 just south of the Toll Road in Roseland.  His vehicle had apparently been hit by another car.  Following an investigation, police arrested Bontrager.

Bontrager has a hearing scheduled for January 28 to set a trial date.  Police ask, if you have any information on the case, to call Capt. Tim Spencer at

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