Neighborhood hit-and-run suspect indicted


A Beaumont couple and their 4-year-old daughter were struck and severely injured in their own front yard. 

  • Kenlie Davis, 21, of Newton
    Kenlie Davis, 21, of Newton

After an alleged hit-and-run that left a family of three injured in their own front yard July 2020, a 21-year-old Newton native was indicted Feb. 10 on three counts each of accident involving injury or death and intoxication assault.

When officers arrived on the scene shortly after the accident occurred, they located three victims on Oak Trace Drive suffering from multiple injuries. Beaumont EMS transported all three victims to a local hospital. Kenlie Davis, who was identified by people in the neighborhood, allegedly took off running from the vehicle and into a nearby neighbor’s backyard, the affidavit reads. Officers located Davis, who exhibited signs of intoxication, and placed her under arrest. Her BAC was returned as 0.284.

The Snider family was walking in their front yard around 7 p.m. July 29, 2020, when they were struck by a 2014 Kia Soul, according to a probable cause affidavit penned by BPD officer Troy Wagner. Wyatt Snider, 46, Scarlett Snider, 40, and their daughter, Lillian Snider, 5, were struck head on before Davis allegedly fled the scene without checking on the victims.

Wyatt Snider suffered two broken legs and a damaged shoulder, Scarlett Snider suffered from a brain bleed and spent multiple months in a rehabilitation facility. Lillian Snider suffered a broken leg and was transported to a Houston hospital for her injuries.

According to social media, Davis is a student at the Lamar Institute of Technology. Davis currently is not listed on the Jefferson County inmate roster.