Jordan Parsons, a Bellator MMA star, sadly passed away on May 4th after he succumbed to injuries he suffered as the result of a hit & run on the night of May 1st. It took police a few days to investigate and thankfully they have apprehended the man they say is responsible for the cowardly act.


Parsons was walking across the street in Delray Beach, FL when he was struck by a car that witnesses estimated was going more than 100mph. The driver of that car, Dennis Wright, basically did all he could to cover his ass for six days while Police investigated. Thanks to an anonymous tip, they were able to track him down as well as the Range Rover he was driving on May 1st.

Police say Wright actually tried to get the Range repaired at a local body shop but thankfully the shop refused to do the work. Wright wound up renting a storage space so he could hide the car but Police were able to track it down and when they did it was missing the driver’s side mirror that police found at the scene of the incident.

The Delray Beach Police Department posted on Facebook that they arrested Wright and revealed some of the details of the investigation.

The crash happened at 12:33 a.m. May 1. Parsons was walking across Federal Highway at Lindell Boulevard. Wright, whose driver license is suspended, was driving his mother’s Range Rover south on Federal. A witness told investigators he thinks Wright was driving between 100 and 120 miles per hour when he hit Parsons, who was in the crosswalk. Parsons was wearing headphones and may have not heard the SUV coming.

Wright never stopped. Neither did his friends driving behind him in their Mercedes, which followed the Range Rover as it continued southbound. Meanwhile, DBPD Officer Derek Chahine, who had been nearby on a traffic stop, used a medical blanket from the trunk of his patrol car to apply pressure to Parson’s catastrophic leg injury until Delray Beach Fire Rescue arrived and transported Parsons to Delray Medical Center. He died May 4 from injuries sustained in the crash.

The following day, an anonymous tipster gave investigators Wright’s name. They quickly discovered that Wright’s mother owns a grey 2013 Range Rover Sport and were able to determine that Wright was driving the vehicle the night of the crash. Wright made an effort to have the damaged Range Rover repaired at a local body shop, but the owner refused to do the work, so Wright rented a bay at a storage facility and hid the SUV. Investigators recovered it on Friday, and it was missing the driver’s side mirror officers recovered at the scene. Wright, who arrived at the police department Saturday afternoon with his attorney, also faces charges of driving while license suspended as a habitual offender and tampering with evidence. His criminal history includes arrests for DUI, disorderly intoxication, marijuana possession and assault on an officer or firefighter, among other charges.

Wright will be facing several charges for this, including leaving the scene of a crash causing death, driving with a suspended license as a habitual offender, and tampering with evidence. He seems like a complete piece of shit so some time in prison will be good for him.

Thankfully for Jordan’s family and friends they can have some type of closure now and begin their own healing process.