Body shop owner allegedly involved in fatal hit and run cover up bonds out

Body shop owner allegedly involved in fatal hit and run cover up bonds out

Body shop owner allegedly involved in fatal hit and run cover up bonds out

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Posted on July 11, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 11 at 12:08 PM

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NEW ORLEANS - The owner of the body shop at which police found the car allegedly involved in a fatal hit and run of an officer bonded out of jail Thursday morning. 

Best of the Best Auto Shop owner Bill Cager, 33, was booked with obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact to manslaughter on Tuesday. His bond was set at $100,000.

On Sunday morning, Officer Rodney Thomas was fatally struck by a Porshce Panamera, which was allegedly being driven by Justin McKey, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

When the car was discovered at Cager's shop, he and another man allegedly involved in the cover up, Kenneth Halley, were arrested.

According to court documents, Cager used towels to wipe blood off the car. NOPD technicians found blood stained rags in garbage cans in and around the business the next day, as well as hair on the car’s windshield.

The vehicle had extensive damage to the front end and passenger’s side, and the windshield had a massive indentation where glass had shattered.

According to court documents, Halley picked up a friend and drove the Porsche to the body shop within an hour of the crash.

Surveillance cameras inside and outside the business showed the vehicle arriving at the business, and the subsequent attempts to clean the car, said prosecutors.

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