CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Charges have been filed against a woman accused of a fatal hit and run accident last month.

Yelena Pelts, 54, is charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

The body of 41-year-old Roy Joseph was found February 12 in the front yard of a preschool in the 13700 block of Olive, just west of Highway 141.

Pelts was arrested February 18 as the suspected driver of the vehicle. She was arrested while the incident was under investigation. Charges were filed Wednesday and Pelts is back in police custody.

Bond is set at $10,000.

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