No Bond for Man Whose Car Struck 5-Year-Old as He Fled Cops

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Posted at 1:45 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 10:51:22-05

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) —A judge has denied bond for a man whose car struck and killed a 5-year-old boy while he was fleeing police.

Judge Caroline Shepherd ordered Monday for 20-year-old Lex Lugard Eugene to be held without bond on a vehicular homicide charge.

Palm Beach County jail records did not show whether Eugene has an attorney.

The sheriff's office says Eugene was fleeing Boynton Beach police Saturday after they tried to stop him for reckless driving. Eugene's Buick struck 5-year-old Jayden Readon, who was on a sidewalk near his home with his grandfather and brother.

The Palm Beach Post reports ( ) that Jayden's mother addressed Shepherd in tears at Eugene's hearing Monday.

Eugene also faces additional charges, including fleeing police, drug possession and failing to stop at the scene of a crash.