Nearly 12 weeks after was killed in a incident on Seven Courts Drive, police have announced charges against a Perry Hall man.
David Grayson French Jr., 25, of the unit block of Sandstone Court, was indicted by a grand jury and charged as the person responsible for Moore's death, according to a Baltimore County Police Department news release.
French turned himself in to the Towson police precinct on April 10 and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bail, the release stated.
How did the incident impact you and your community? Is reckless driving an ongoing problem along Seven Courts Drive? Tell us in the comments.
Moore, a 68-year-old resident of Bourbon Court, was killed while attempting to cross Seven Courts Drive shortly after 7 p.m. on Jan. 22. Still holding groceries from a shopping trip at , a vehicle stopped to allow her to cross near the intersection of Lincolnshire Court, but a Ford 500 sedan swerved around the vehicle. The Ford 500 sedan , before leaving the scene and turning westbound on Joppa Road, according to police.
With the help of an anonymous tip, police located the in the 1600 block of Denise Drive in Bel Air on Feb. 1, near a residence of French. Weeks later, the investigation has been turned over to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office.
State's Attorney told Patch in mid-March that the was making progress and he believed it was close to completion.
"Investigators have been working since that time to identify the driver of the vehicle and obtain enough evidence to charge the person responsible for Beverly Moore’s death," police announced on April 11.
On the one-month anniversary of Moore's death, an arrest in the case would bring some consolation to the grieving neighborhood.
"We still feel the sadness. It's just so hard for us to understand how this happened," said Cindy Hill, who knew Moore for more than 20 years.
Moore, a widow without children, left behind no surviving immediate family members. A cousin arranged her , while friends sorted through most of her possessions and found a new home for her cat. Moore's vehicle was still parked along Bourbon Court into February.
Neighbors were active in assisting police with the investigation and memorializing Moore shortly after the incident.
Multiple signs, urging anyone to come forward with details on the hit-and-run, were placed along Seven Courts Drive. A was held along the street one week after Moore's death and small bouquets of silk flowers were arranged along the sidewalk.
Several community members also contacted police about increasing traffic enforcement along Seven Courts Drive, citing driving as ongoing problems.
On March 2, police placed a less than a mile north of the scene of the hit-and-run.
of the Parkville police precinct said its placement was in direct response to safety concerns shared following Moore's death.
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