An Anson man remained in jail Friday afternoon after police said he admitted to hitting two pedestrians in a hit-and-run accident earlier this month.

Larry L. Swett, 32, was arrested Wednesday and is charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving personal injury, a Class C felony, according to a press release from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Dale Lancaster said in an interview Friday his office is continuing to review the case with the Somerset County district attorney and more charges are possible.

The July 12 crash was reported just after midnight at the intersection of U.S. Route 201A and Preble Avenue in Anson and injured two people.

Both Alex and Jessica Conant were taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, according to Lancaster, who said he did not have information Friday on their condition but said he believed that Alex Conant, 39, had been released from the hospital. Jessica Conant, 36, sustained more serious injuries, according to initial reports, and had initially been taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor by LifeFlight helicopter.

A message left on the Portland hospital’s media relations line was not returned Friday afternoon.

On Wednesday, a Somerset County Sheriff’s Office detective spotted the vehicle involved in the accident, a black 1998 Buick Park Avenue, traveling on East Madison Road in Madison at around 3:30 p.m. and pulled the vehicle over, according to the press release.

Witness accounts had originally described the vehicle involved as a silver sport utility vehicle, but Lancaster said Friday that police were given conflicting reports and that the Park Avenue fits a more accurate description. The vehicle also had extensive damage to the front windshield, according to the release.

The car immediately pulled over when stopped by police and Swett told the detective that he had been hiding himself and the vehicle since the crash but he wanted to turn himself in to the sheriff’s office. Lancaster said Swett told police that he fled the scene because he panicked.

He is being held at the Somerset County Jail on $500 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in Skowhegan District Court on Sept. 21.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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