TULSA - A Tulsa man has been charged with an October hit-and-run that left an elderly man dead.
Joe Neal Briscoe, 36, was arrested Friday for leaving the scene of an accident and negligent homicide with a vehicle.
Charges were filed Wednesday, according to court papers.
Prosecutors say Briscoe was driving a white 2011 Chevrolet Malibu Oct. 10 when he hit Earle Eugene Teske, 71, who was riding a bicycle in Broken Arrow.
According to court documents, Briscoe did not stop but instead drove away.
Teske died from his injuries.
Two drivers called 911 late that night to report a downed bicyclist on the side of the road near 101st and Lynn Lane.
Don Baccus has driven up and down 101st Street dozens of times since his friend Earle Teske lost his life there.
"He may have laid there and suffered, I don't know. I pray it was something that was instantaneous with him," Baccus said.
Since then, Baccus has passed this spot-- wondering if anyone would ever be held accountable.
"That's the most tragic thing of all. Is to make a mistake and then try to, think that you're correcting it by leaving the scene," he said.
Now Baccus hopes to see justice served for his friend.
"They ought to throw the book at whoever did this. It's senseless," he said.
Police say Teske's bike was properly lit, but he wasn't wearing a helmet.
Briscoe was released from jail on $20,000 bond just hours after he was booked.
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