Jonathan Brett Leonard sought in hit-and-run death of Belinda Khan

Baytown Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 36-year old Jonathan Brett Leonard in connection with the hit-and-run death of 44-year old bicyclist Belinda Khan. Ms. Khan was fatally struck while riding her bicycle in the 3100 block of Dexter Drive early Saturday March 10th. According to officials, a piece of a pickup truck grille was found near Ms. Khan’s body.
Diligent police investigators were able to match the piece of broken grille to a pickup truck found at the Cypress Bend Apartments which were a few blocks away, then traced the pickup to Jonathan Brett Leonard. Detective say Leonard told them that he, his wife and his wife’s girlfriend had been drinking at a Baytown bar that night, then left the bar with the intention of returning to the apartment to have sex. The woman who was with Leonard and his wife has told police she was so intoxicated she may have passed out in the truck on the way to the apartment.
Convenience store surveillance footage puts Leonard behind the wheel of the pickup a matter of minutes before Belinda Khan was hit.¬†Jonathan Brett Leonard has been charged with failure to stop and render aid, which is a third degree felony. Police haven’t arrested him yet because they cannot find him. Anyone with information on Leonard’s whereabouts can contact Baytown Police Department at 281-422-8371.¬†Channel 2’s story is here.
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