MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A grand jury in Tennessee has indicted a man on vehicular homicide charges in the death of a bicyclist in 2015.

Antrone Williams of Memphis was indicted on Friday in the death of 26-year-old Justin Townsend. Police said Williams fled the scene, but a police tip led them to Williams’ home a few days later. Williams told police in 2015 that it was dark and he didn’t see the bicyclist, then fled out of fear after the accident.

Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said in a release Friday that the 31-year-old Williams was also indicted on felony charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving death.

The release says Williams is free on bond.

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