An Edgar Springs man faces felony charges in connection with fatally striking a Dent County man with a vehicle

An Edgar Springs man faces felony charges in connection with fatally striking a Dent County man with a vehicle and then leaving the scene, according to documents filed in circuit court. 38-year-old William L. Robbins was charged Tuesday with felony counts of leaving the scene of an accident – an accident resulting in death and tampering with physical evidence in felony prosecution. His bond was set at $250,000. A crash report released by Troop I of the Missouri State Highway Patrol states that 83-year-old David E. Davis was declared deceased at 6:15 p.m. December 7th by Dent County Coroner Ben Pursifull upon being found lying face down on Highway 32 in Dent County. The Troop I report states Davis was hit by a motor vehicle three miles east of Salem and the driver who hit him left the scene. The probable cause statement entered in the case confirms the cause of death for Davis was determined to be resulting from injuries received upon being hit by a motor vehicle to his right side. It states Davis lived across the highway from where he was found. It details his wife said he’d gone to retrieve the mail from their mailbox on the other side of the road.