A Tampa man was arrested Sunday morning and charged in connection with a fatal hit and run accident that occurred last month.
According to the Tampa Police Department, Shawn Erik Lentz, 36, was the driver of a red pickup that hit a motorcycle near N. Boulevard and W. Waters Avenue sometime before 3 a.m. on March 6.
Lentz ran away before officers arrived on the scene.
The motorcyclist, Jose R. Mcella, 29, of Tampa, died at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Lentz originally told investigators his truck had been stolen and he was not the driver.
Lentz was charged with leaving the scene of a crash with a death and filing a false crime report.
He was released Sunday afternoon after posting $15,500 bond.