The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver who fled the scene early Saturday after striking and killing a Neosho man with a vehicle has been increased.

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver who fled the scene early Saturday after striking and killing a Neosho man with a vehicle has been increased.
Neosho police announced Monday that a citizen had come forward to offer a $1,000 reward to help find who was responsible for the fatal hit-and-run accident of pedestrian Matthew Brook Stevens, 19. Chief David Kennedy reported Tuesday that another citizen has stepped in to raise the reward to $6,000.
Officers dispatched at 1:13 a.m. Saturday to the area of Missouri Highway 59 and Malcolm Mosby Drive found Stevens lying in the roadway. Police are seeking the drivers of a black Chevrolet Cruze and a light-colored SUV that left Buck’s Bar near the intersection of 59 and Route D at a high rate of speed at about the time that Stevens was hit, according to the investigation.
The Neosho Police Department urges anyone with any information about the accident to call 451-8000. Callers can remain anonymous, Kennedy said.
In other police news, domestic assault charges are pending against a 31-year-old Neosho man accused of causing injuries to the face of his female companion. Police responded to the 400 block of West Brook Street at 9:03 p.m. Tuesday, but the suspect left prior to the officer’s arrival, Kennedy said.
A car burglary was reported at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of South Neosho Boulevard. “He went to work and came back to his vehicle and found it had been broken into,” Kennedy said. A car stereo head unit and a tent valued at $240 was reported stolen.
Property damage was reported at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of East South Street. “Someone in the residence heard a bang,” he said. “A porch window had been broken out at the front of the residence.”