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Suspect Arrested After Hit and Run

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At around 4:30 Friday morning, Panama City Beach Police found what remained of a section of fencing at Edgewater Beach Resort and an abandoned GMC truck.

The fence lining the entire length of the waterfront property, now has a gaping view of the resort's parking lot.

Sergeant Sean Melton with Beach police says its not certain how fast the driver was going.

"When officers arrived, he had fled on foot, the vehicle was left abandon," said Melton. "It's unknown which direction he went in."

But just three hours later, a tip came in the form of a phone call from employees at First National Bank.

"Employees called us to a male that was sleeping at their front door," said Melton.

That man was Greg Raymond Morgan.

"I approached him and saw that he had blood on his hands or some dried blood on his hands and clothing," said Melton. "I asked him for his drivers license. I then identified him on his Georgia drivers license as Greg Raymond Morgan."

According to police reports, Morgan had purchased the white GMC truck six months ago and failed to register it in his name. After getting read his miranda rights, Morgan admitted to crashing the vehicle.

"In this case I believe since he had left Sweet Dreams, he was intoxicated and left the scene of the crime to avoid going to jail," said Melton.

"And what was the result of that?"

"The result was he was caught anyway," said Melton. "He confessed to being the driver and ended up going to the Bay County Jail for leaving the scene of an accident."

¬ĀMorgan refused medical treatment and was booked in the Bay County Jail for leaving the scene of an accident, non-resident requirement for driver's license, and non resident tag exemption. Police say Morgan claims to be a Bay County resident but has a Georgia drivers license.