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Victim of Sunday hit-and-run homicide identified, bail set for suspect

From staff reports

The victim of an alleged hit-and-run early Sunday morning has been identified as 30-year-old Don Mielike.

He succumbed to injuries to his head, chest and extremities as a result of being run over by a car traveling in excess of 30 mph, newly released court documents say.

Mielike and his friend, Michael Namet, were biking along the 2700 block of East Central Avenue in Hillyard when, at around 4 a.m., two vehicles approached. According to court documents a group of acquaintances who knew Mielike had left from a home a few blocks away to return car stereo speakers to him.

One of the vehicles was driven by Billy Dalager, 23, who admitted to having smoked meth earlier that morning, according to documents. Witnesses say Dalager was angry with Mielike and drove at him fast enough that the car “caught air” before running him over. Dalager then fled with his fiancee Alexis Eller, before calling his aunt, who picked him up and returned him to the scene to turn himself into police.

Mielike died at the scene around 5 a.m.

Dalager has been charged with first-degree murder and his bond was set at $500,000 Monday afternoon.

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