Motorcyclist critically injured in hit and run crash, suspect arrested

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A traffic crash this afternoon involving a motorcycle has left one man in critical condition and another facing a hit and run charge.

Deon Carry Anthony III
Deon Carry Anthony III

The crash happened just before 2:30 p.m. when an Chevrolet Tahoe turned onto Robert E. Lee Boulevard from southbound Barksdale Boulevard and into the path of a motorcycle that was heading north on Barksdale Boulevard.

According to witnesses, the driver of the Tahoe, later identified as 19-year old Deon Carry Anthony III of Bossier City, did not stop. One witness, an off duty Bossier Parish sheriff’s deputy, followed Anthony to what was later determined to be Anthony’s residence in the 2100 block of Beauregard Place where Bossier City police took him into custody.

The motorcyclist, 55-year old Michael Edward Banks of Shreveport, was taken to University Health by Bossier City Fire Department personnel where he is listed in critical but stable condition.

Anthony was subsequently booked into the Bossier City Jail on a charge of felony hit and run.