Charges have been filed in a fatal crash Sunday night. Police say 24-year-old Jacob L. Fickle of the 200 block of Mercury Drive drove an SUV through the front of a home in the 100 block of Saturn Drive, killing the homeowner. 73-year-old Marlin F. Bushnell died at the scene. Investigators say Fickle got into a fight with a family member at a house a block away, grabbed their keys and sped off before missing the turn that sent him into Bushnell's house.
Captain Mike Dixon with the Madison County Sheriff's Department says Fickle is charged with felony Leaving The Scene of a Traffic Accident Resulting in Death, which is a Class 1 offense punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
He is also charged with two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery. He is being held on $150,000 bond. Fickle was out on bond after being arrested last summer in connection with a series of air conditioner thefts.
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