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Judge revokes bail for Seffner man accused of fatal hit-and-run

TAMPA — A judge revoked bail Sunday for the driver authorities say surrendered hours after he struck and killed a pedestrian in Seffner and fled.

Mac C. Joiner, 42, of Seffner, remains jailed on a felony charge of leaving the scene of a crash involving death.

Deputies said a driver ran into Thomas Dean Woods, 25, who was walking Friday night along S Parsons Avenue in Seffner. A passing motorist found his body just after midnight and called authorities.

More than eight hours later, Joiner walked into the Orient Road Jail and confessed, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Investigators said they later found his 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup truck parked outside his house, with a smashed windshield. He was held overnight on $15,000 bail.

Woods, who had lived in Texas, moved to this area a few months ago. He had family here and was about to start a new job.

Joiner has previous arrests in Florida, state records show.

In 2009, he was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and manufacture of marijuana. He pleaded guilty but adjudication was withheld, the records show.

Less than a year later, he was arrested on a violation of probation charge. In 2012, he was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of battery domestic violence but the charge was dropped.

Jail records show Joiner works temporary jobs. His state driving record was not available over the weekend.

News researcher John Martin contributed to this report.

Judge revokes bail for Seffner man accused of fatal hit-and-run 12/29/13 [Last modified: Sunday, December 29, 2013 9:18pm]
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