Suspect in hit and run near Rock the South in custody

Cullman County Sheriff's Office

Updated 6-14-19 at 10:27 p.m.

CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama State Troopers Friday announced that the suspect in the hit-and-run involving a vehicle and pedestrian near Rock the South turned himself in. The suspect’s name is Kevin Michael Talley, 40, of Cullman. Talley allegedly struck 30-year-old Rob Clemmons along County Road 469 south of the Rock the South venue early Saturday morning, June 1. Clemmons was airlifted from the scene and taken to UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

Senior Trooper Curtis Summerville, in a media release, shared, “The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency  (ALEA) today, June 14, arrested Kevin Michael Talley, 40, of Cullman for felony leaving the scene of an accident in connection with a June 1 crash that injured a pedestrian in the area of the ‘Rock the South’ event.”

Summerville said troopers obtained a warrant for Talley’s arrest after receiving a tip from a private citizen.

Rock the South Producers Shane Quick and Nathan Baugh on June 4 announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the then-unknown driver.

“Evidence from the scene (was) a match to the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado owned by Talley,” said Summerville, who continued, “The arrest was made sometime after 5 p.m. at the Cullman County Sheriff’s office after Talley turned himself in. Following the arrest, Talley was placed in the Cullman County (Detention Center) and no bond has been set.”

“We are thankful for the hard work of ALEA and the Cullman County Sheriff’s department on this unfortunate event that happened outside of Rock the South,” Baugh told The Cullman Tribune Friday evening. “We are praying for Rob’s continued recovery.”

No additional information is available at this time as ALEA Troopers continue to investigate.

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