Man charged in December hit and run


Montrose police leveled charges against a man they believe to be responsible for running down an elderly couple exiting their church after a Christmastime service.

Whitman Kirk Dixon, 48, Great Bend, was charged by Cpl. Andrew Genneken in connection with the Dec. 8, 2010 hit and run in front of Holy Name of Mary Church, South Main St., Montrose, that sent John and Doris Daly to area hospitals. John Daly was flown to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Dixon faces a felony charge of accident involving death or injury – not properly licensed, as well as a handful of summary charges including careless and reckless driving and giving false information.

He was arraigned Thursday in front of District Judge Jeffrey Hollister. Bail was set at $5,000 or 10 percent cash equivalent and was posted.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled to be held on May 2.