Suspect in Vancouver hit-and-run arrested

Joshua A. Johnson arrested following February 20 crash

Joshua Johnson in an undated photo provided by the Clark County Sheriff's Office, March 24, 2017

CLARK CO., Wash. (KOIN) — A suspect in a Vancouver hit-and-run that left a man with critical injuries was taken into custody Tuesday, KOIN 6 News learned.

Joshua A. Johnson was driving a red Nissan Sentra on February 20 when he crashed into Paul Adams on NE 54th Avenue, Clark County Sheriff’s Office said.

Joshua Johnson appeared in Clark County court, April 5 2017. (KOIN)

Johnson has allegedly been on the run since the crash. Detectives were able to track down the vehicle and tie to to Johnson.

He faces charges of felony hit-and-run, possession of a controlled substance, violation of a temporary restraining order and driving on a suspended license.

Adams suffered a broken back, 2 broken legs and broken ribs as a result of the crash. He said Johnson called him in the hospital ahead of his leg amputation.

“He called and told me how sorry he was,” Adams previously said. The two also traded Facebook messages.

Detectives also spoke with a woman who was in the car with Johnson. She said he had stopped to get meth that day but wasn’t sure if he had used any. She said she encouraged him to stop after they hit something but he refused.

Johnson appeared in court on Wednesday morning. A judge set bail at $350,000 and granted a no contact order between Johnson and Adams. Johnson will appear in court again on April 14.

Paul Adams was left with 2 broken legs, a broken back and broken ribs after a hit-run crash in Vancouver, March 21, 2017. (KOIN)