Partington Leaves Scene of Accident


Friday night, Logan County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to Belle Center about a hit-skip crash.

Both the victim and a witness provided detailed information about the accident.

The witness said they heard a crash and saw the suspect’s vehicle smashed into the front of a Chevy Equinox parked on the street.  The witness ran outside and yelled at the driver to stop.  The driver reversed his vehicle and fled the scene.  The witness described the vehicle and said the driver was a male wearing a blue and white plaid sweater.

The owner of the vehicle was called about the accident and saw the suspected vehicle approaching them on State Street.  The victim stopped on the road and got out to urge the driver to stop.  The victim stated the driver stopped, but then began to move forward again and they moved out of the way in fear of being hit.  The victim provided deputies with a description of the driver and the license plate number.

Deputies traced the license plate information and based on the descriptions given they believed the driver was Anthony Partington, 45, of Huntsville.

When officials responded to his address, the vehicle was there, but Partington did not answer the door.

Deputies noted the vehicle had heavy damage to the front left side.

A short time later, a family member arrived at the house.  They went inside to check on Partington.  They returned to tell deputies that Partington was not injured and he did not wish to speak with them. He said he would talk to them the next morning.

Due to Partington’s refusal to speak with deputies, his Acura was towed so that evidence could be preserved.

The next day, deputies returned to speak with Partington.  He said the crash happened because he was changing the radio station.  He left the scene because he knew he did not have a valid driver’s license.  He denied seeing the victim trying to stop him from leaving the area.  He also denied being intoxicated when the crash occurred.

He was issued citations for failure to control and failure to reinstate. He also received a summons for leaving the scene of an accident.

In July of 2023, Partington was arrested twice in one week by the Sheriff’s Office.  The charges were public intoxication, criminal trespassing, and resisting arrest.