Friday, August 17, 2012

UPDATE: Hit-and-Run Driver Identified in Myers Park Statue Case

Cody Pierce has been arrested for hitting the iconic Myers Park statue. According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, Pierce was driving on a revoked license when he hit the statue, pushing its stone base about 4 feet.

Pierce is scheduled to appear in court today. He allegedly hit the statue of Charlottean Hugh McManaway Thursday night around 10:00.

The statue, which depicts Hugh McManaway, is located at the intersection of Providence Road and Queens Road. Police say the Pierce never stopped.

McManaway was a popular local man that came from a prominent family whose home was near the location of the statue on Queens Road. Residents of Myers park dedicated the statue in 1989 after McManaway's death.

Older residents have fond memories of McManaway directing traffic at the intersection wearing a hat and raincoad, as he is depicted in the statue.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call CMPD at (704) 336-6000.