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Ricardo Padilla Perez
courtesy of Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office

Marion Man Jailed for Hit & Run with Injury

30-year-old Ricardo Padilla Perez of U.S. Highway 221 in Marion has been arrested by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol in Catawba County on two counts of felony hit & run with injury and single counts of driving while impaired, reckless driving with wanton disregard, and no operators license. Perez was jailed Sunday (January 14) in the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond set at $4,000. He’ll appear in District Court on Tuesday (January 16) in Newton.