Man Arrested in Hit-and-Run that Killed 13-Year-Old in Court | News
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- A man arrested Thursday in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of 13-year-old
Brien Alvezios in November was in court Friday morning.
Anthony Michael Margadonna, 22, of Jacksonville, has been arrested on charges of
leaving the scene of an accident involving death, a first degree felony.
He is in Clay County jail. There is no set court date after today.
Brien Andrew Alvezios, of Orange Park, was riding his bike Nov. 26 when he was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the Wilkinson Junior High School student was heading north on Brannan Field Road, just south of Trail Ridge Road in Clay County, around 9:40 p.m. when a vehicle struck and killed him.
FHP Lt. Bill Leeper said just after the incident that investigators thought the vehicle involved was a Jeep Grand Cherokee, a 2005-2010 model.
Shortly after that announcement, police said an individual reported a similar vehicle on Blanding Boulevard around Middleburg, and called the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
Margadonna, who was driving a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee, was pulled over by CCSO, which alerted FHP. FHP seized the vehicle.
A CCSO report said when he was pulled over Margadonna "displayed obvious signs of nervousness." When he was placed in a patrol car, an FHP sergeant "observed the suspect throw something under the right front seat, which revealed a piece of his vehicles (sic) headlight."
Another piece of the headlight was found in Margadonna's front pocket, the report said.
It was taken to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab which determined it was the same vehicle involved in the hit-and-run.
According to Duval County records, Margadonna was cited for traffic infractions, mostly non-moving, dating back to 2007.