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Police make arrest after reported hit-and-run in Belmont neighborhood

The arrest came just three days after a woman was reportedly hit by a car near her home.

BELMONT, N.C. — The Cramerton Police Department said they've arrested the man they said hit a woman as she walked in her neighborhood, but did not stop to help.

According to police, the passenger's side mirror hit 34-year-old Courtney Potter who was reportedly walking on Eagle Road near Lakewood Road in Belmont just before 9 p.m. on August 2. On Friday, police said Adam Zachary Bass of Belmont was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run

Potter's family told WCNC Charlotte that she was on her nightly jog around the neighborhood when the accident happened. After officers arrived on the scene, police say Potter was taken to a hospital.

According to Potter's family, she was still in the hospital as of Thursday night but her exact condition and injuries are unknown. Potter has a husband and a 9-month-old son. Her family said the neighborhood has rallied around them with support and help since the incident.

One neighbor said that Eagle Road can get quite dangerous with cars that speed through. 

"It's just unbelievable that someone would hit somebody and then leave them laying in a ditch,” concerned neighbor Ed Duckworth said. 

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Police identified the suspect's vehicle as a 2021 or 2022 Chevrolet or GMC truck that likely had damage to its side mirror and may be missing pieces to the lower parts of the mirror.

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