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April 18, 2024

Hit and run motorist strikes house

An arrest has been made in connection with a hit-and-run situation where the driver left the scene after his vehicle crashed into and damaged a local home.

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Taylorsville Police Department conducted a vehicle stop on a gray 2002 Toyota Tacoma on East Main Avenue in Taylorsville.


The vehicle was stopped in reference to the hit and run that occurred at a residence on Piney Grove Road on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The residence that was struck in this incident resulted in approximately $35,000 in damage.

Marquis Alexander Shuford, age 32 of Claremont, was the driver of the vehicle. Shuford was arrested and transported to the Alexander County Detention Center, where he was charged with two counts of Driving while License Revoked, one count of Hit and Run/Fail to Stop for Property Damage, one count of Damage to Personal Property, one count of Damage to Real Property, and one count of Failure to Report an Accident. He is being held under a $15,000 secured bond with a first appearance date of March 4, 2019, in Alexander County District Court.


  1. Carol Cook on January 29, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    No! Please no! You didn’t do this. You seemed like such a good person. I am sad

    • Gina Loritts on January 30, 2019 at 4:51 pm

      He is a good person! Sometimes God puts us in situations to call on him. Things will work out because he has the almighty on his side!!

  2. Amber Mitchell on January 31, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    He is a great guy and a great father to his kids… Everyone runs into situations and problems in life but he has great people around him to help out!

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