Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for 55-year-old Jesus Cardenas. He has been formally charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Death as a Level 5 Felony. The suspect is alleged to have operated a motor vehicle, which struck and killed Maurice Hamler on March 21, 2016. Detectives located a vehicle, believed to have been involved in this hit and run accident, at a residence near the accident scene. Detectives were able to link Cardenas as the driver of this vehicle.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5 foot 6 inches, weighing approximately 200 pounds. The detectives suspect Cardenas may have fled to the Chicago area. IMPD urges the suspect to peacefully surrender himself to authorities ASAP.
Anyone with information about the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS. All information shared with Crime Stoppers is considered anonymous.