After a six-day search, Delray Beach Police have made an arrest in connection to the heartbreaking death of Bellator's Jordan Parsons. On Saturday, the Delray Beach Police Department posted a statement to their Facebook announcing the arrest of Dennis Wright.
Wright, shown in the mugshot above, is thought to be the individual responsible for Parson's death, and, in information obtained MMAFighting, it appears the 28-year-old has already had run ins with police before.
Wright, whose license has been suspended six times, is facing multiple charges, including leaving the scene of a crash causing death. Investigators have recovered the damaged 2013 Range Rover Sport involved in the crash.
Police believe that Parsons was struck by by Wright at 12:33 a.m. on May 1. Wright was allegedly driving his mothers grey 2013 Range Rover and is accused of not stopping after the accident. The occupants in the vehicle behind Wright's were accused of the same.
An anonymous tipster told police Wright is believed to have attempted to hide the car, first taking it to a local body shop in the hopes to make repairs it.
Parsons was attended to at the scene by local DRPD officers until Delray Beach Fire Rescue arrived and took him to the hospital. Following a leg amputation, Parsons succumbed to his injuries on May 4.
The featherweight was a hot prospect in the MMA world and was due to fight at Bellator 154 on May 14. A member of the renowned Blackzilians team, Parsons was only 25 when he passed away. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.