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Scott Co. Teen Pleads Guilty To Role In Fatal Hit-And-Run

Posted at 4:17 PM, Nov 16, 2018

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)- A Scott County man pleaded guilty to his role in the death of a man in a hit-and-run.

Prosecutors tell LEX 18 that Matthew Taylor Putty pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and evidence tampering.

Putty was the passenger in a vehicle alongside co-defendant Benjamin W. Ross. The two are accused of striking and killing Donald Savage, 46.

Savage is believed to have been walking into the road to confront the two as he had complained about teens speeding in the neighborhood.

He was struck and killed by a silver GMC truck, allegedly driven by Ross. Ross is charged with reckless homicide, leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence.

Putty did not receive a plea deal, rather prosecutors say he just admitted guilt.

At sentencing,  Putty can ask for leniency, prosecutors can ask for the maximum sentence. It will be up to the judge to decide. He will be sentenced Feb. 1.