Wichita man arrested at home in hit-and-run of pedestrian less than a mile away: police

A Wichita man was arrested at his north Wichita home in connection with a hit-and-run that happened less than a mile away and seriously injured a 60-year-old pedestrian, according to police and arrest records released Tuesday morning.

The man who was hit around 5:16 p.m. Sunday remains hospitalized with serious injuries, a police spokesperson said Tuesday afternoon. Police have also recovered the SUV they believe was involved in the wreck.

Robert Thomas Evans Jr., 53, was arrested Monday afternoon at his home, which is less than a mile from where the hit-and-run happened in the 2300 block of East 17th Street North, records show. He was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at an accident and driving with a license that has been canceled, suspended or revoked. He remained jailed Tuesday afternoon.