The Arlington Police Department says they've made an arrest in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash earlier this month that killed a father of three who was earning extra money delivering food for DoorDash.
Police say through evidence gathered at the scene, and an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip prompted by local media coverage of the case, investigators were able to identify 42-year-old Charlton Harris as the suspect who struck a Toyota Camry at a high rate of speed, killing the driver, 39-year-old Douglas Oseimo.
Arlington detectives assigned to the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force located Harris at a motel in Grand Prairie Thursday evening and took him into custody without incident.
"We are grateful for the community participation and tips that came in," said Arlington Chief of Police Al Jones. "Oftentimes, we need the public's help to solve these types of cases and that is exactly what happened in this instance."
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Oseimo was a mechanic from Kenya who immigrated to the U.S. about eight years ago, his family said.
"I'm trying to comfort my kids, but my mind, my heart, is still crying," his wife Jackline Moraba said. "It's so painful."
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His nine-year-old daughter wanted to share her memories and spoke with her mother's permission.
"He would take us to places that I never knew. He showed me what McDonalds is when we recently came to America," said Beatrice Ogwoka. "He was a really hard worker. He worked so much so that me and my siblings can have anything that we want."
His daughter said she had nothing but fond memories.
"He was really special," she said. "He was kind."
Oseimo's uncle Jeremiah Manduku said Oseimo, an avid Seventh Day Adventist, never missed a day of church.
"I feel that justice will be served to Douglas. It's unfair that somebody could do such a thing and run away," Manduku said.
Harris, who was being held in the Tarrant County jail, has been charged with murder, accident involving death, and public intoxication.