Hartford man third charged in hit and run

Third suspect charged in hit and  run
Dallas Diamond Rodriguez Photo credit Naugatuck Police

Naugatuck, Conn(WTIC Radio)-A Hartford man is the third to be charged in a hit and run incident in Naugatuck that has left a man hospitalized and fighting for his life, Naugatuck Police said.

Dallas Diamond Rodriguez, 24, faces charges including reckless driving, robbery and assault. Police responded to Alma Street July 12, around 4 AM. They discovered a man struck by a vehicle.
Police determined the man confronted suspects outside his home attempting to burglarize his vehicle.

At the time the borough had experienced a rash of car break-ins. Police said the victim was struck by a black vehicle that fled.
Police said an investigation showed the man was struck by the vehicle intentionally.

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Rodriguez faces arraignment today in Waterbury Superior Court.

Two other Hartford residents, John Carlos Santos, 23, and Tajay Javon Hunter, 22 face similar charges. Santos has been arraigned and Hunter appears in court tomorrow.