Police charge man, already jailed, in fatal hit-and-run of Paradise Hills man

Arrest made in fatal Paradise Hills hit-and-run
Posted at 5:37 AM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-24 08:42:27-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 48-year-old man already jailed for allegedly violating parole was facing additional charges Friday in connection with a hit- and-run crash in Paradise Hills that killed a man retrieving an umbrella from his parked car.

James Arthur Robbins was allegedly behind the wheel of the Lexus sedan that fatally struck 49-year-old Jose Padron alongside Albemarle Street near Rancho Drive during a strong winter storm on the morning of Jan. 19, according to San Diego police.

The driver pulled over briefly after the crash, then drove off. Home security cameras nearby captured images of the fleeing motorist's car, which was later recovered, police said.

Investigators have since linked Robbins to the crash, and he now faces a charge of felony hit-and run, San Diego police Sgt. Timothy Underwood said. He had been behind bars on suspicion of violating his parole since Feb. 15, according to jail records.