Suspect comes forward after running couple on motorcycle off Sherman road

Published: Mar. 7, 2019 at 5:52 PM CST
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A Texoma couple is recovering after someone ran their motorcycle off the road two weeks ago before fleeing.

Now, police say a suspect in that hit and run has come forward.

"My brother-in-law and sister were just going out to dinner, enjoying a ride, when they were run off the road," said Janet Rose's sister Leslie Bostick.

The crash happened late in February. Sherman police say Donnie and Janet Rose were forced off the US 75 access road in front of Cheddar's after a pickup truck pulled out in front of them and then fled.

Police tell us evidence showed that driver knew he had committed a crime.

The couple suffered serious injuries. Bostick said Donnie was recently released from the hospital.

"Today he had to go back and do some outpatient surgery to reconstruct his face," she said.

Janet is now recovering in a local hospital after suffering serious head and back injuries.

"We are seeing little signs," she said. "I watched her mouth "I love you" to her husband."

After we ran a story last week, Bostick said witnesses reached out to her with information.

Police said the driver came forward last week, but has not been arrested.

That suspect faces a third degree felony for failing to stop and render aid.

"He has been identified, and the investigation is still progressing to find out exactly what took place that night," said Sherman Police Sgt. Brett Mullen.

Bostick, family and friends have set up a benefit for the couple on April 7--a poker run-- they've named "Every Rose has its Thorn."

"I cant thank everybody enough," Bostick said. "It'll make great strides in her recovery."

Bostick said she's thankful someone has come forward.

"We are not vengeful, we are hopeful. Our family is strong, and that strength is showing through in my sister in her improvements almost daily."

A link to their fundraiser is on the sidebar of this page.