Scott County

Scott County Sheriff: Two to be charged in deadly hit and run

Two people were expected to be charged following a deadly hit and run in Scott County Monday.

Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton said 18-year-old Taylor Putty and a 17-year-old boy were expected to be charged with tampering with evidence and leaving the scene of an accident. Both are felonies.

The charges stem from a fatal hit and run accident that occurred around 12:02 a.m. Monday on Sabin Drive that killed 46-year-old Donald Savage. Sabin Drive is off of U.S. 25 between Georgetown and Sadieville. Hampton said the Sheriff’s office frequently gets complaints about teens driving four wheelers in that area.

Hampton said Savage stepped out into the roadway, presumably to confront the suspects and was struck and killed in front of his home. According to online address and property records, Savage owned and lived at 109 Sabin Drive. The suspects were allegedly in a silver GMC, which has been recovered as evidence. It was not determined who was driving the vehicle as of Monday afternoon. Hampton said it was dark and foggy when the accident happened.

Hampton said the two suspects were giving conflicting stories.

“Hopefully, the truth will come out in court,” he said.

Hampton said it is possible that the two suspects might face a reckless homicide charge.

Those who knew Savage expressed their dismay at his death.

“Don Savage was the kindest, strongest most awesome human being I have ever known. I was blessed to have him in my life for 27+ years and couldn’t have asked for a better father for my children,” posted Kathy Savage, Don’s wife, on Facebook.

“I have known Don for 40 years and he was like a big brother to me,” posted Teri-Johnny Cribb.

Savage’s memorial will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home on 320 W. Main St. in Georgetown.