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Arrest made in crossing guard hit and run

CANTON, Ga. -- Cherokee County Sheriff's investigators have made  an arrest in a Tuesday afternoon hit and run accident.

Victor Baruchman, 20, of Woodstock was taken into custody Wednesday.

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Cherokee County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker said Baruchman is accused of hitting a school crossing guard at around 3:45 p.m. outside Liberty Elementary School on Bells Ferry Road and then leaving the scene.

The crossing guard, 63-year-old Jerrold Reaid, broke his ankle in the incident. He has since been released from Northside Cherokee Hospital, Baker said.

Witnesses say the back window of the suspect's car had a T-shaped sticker. When detectives found Baruchman's car, they discovered the T had been scraped off the window.

Baruchman is being held in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center on $15,000. He faces a charge of felony hit and run.

Baker said Baruchman had been rushing to get to his drug court graduation on time when he hit Reaid.