Police: Driver left scene of deadly Cobb crash but left behind his wallet

Garet Henderson was being held without bond Thursday at the Cobb County jail.

Garet Henderson was being held without bond Thursday at the Cobb County jail.

After hitting a car head-on and killing the driver, an Atlanta man walked away from the crash scene in Cobb County, according to police.

But Garet Millard Henderson, 36, left his crashed truck and wallet behind, his arrest warrant states. Investigators found Henderson at his home, where he was arrested.

Shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday, Henderson was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado south on Dallas Acworth Highway near Acworth, according to police. South of Bridgemont Place, Henderson’s truck crossed the centerline, police said.

“The front of the Chevrolet collided with the front of a Nissan Frontier traveling northbound on Dallas Acworth Highway,” Henderson’s warrant states.

The driver of the Nissan, Robert Ellis, was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, police said. But the 59-year-old Acworth man died from his injuries, police said.

Henderson walked away from the crash without attempting to help Ellis or provide information to officers.

Inside Henderson’s truck, officers found his wallet, along with methamphetamine and heroin. Later Wednesday, troopers with the Georgia State Patrol arrested Henderson at his home and charged him with first-degree vehicular homicide, hit and run, two counts of drug possession, and failure to maintain lane, jail records show.

“Accused had a swollen left hand with fresh abrasions,” Henderson’s warrant states. “Accused had fresh scratches on the left side of his neck and his left lower leg. Accused had a fresh injury to his left eye.”

Henderson was being held without bond Thursday afternoon at the Cobb jail.