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Indianapolis Metro Police have made an arrest in the deadly hit-and-run crash that killed an east side man.

The family of 52-year-old Earmon “Bud” Hubbard said they got a call just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, saying that officers had made an arrest in the Saturday night crash, which happened in the 2600 block of Emerson Avenue.

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Earmon “Bud” Hubbard III

Police said an anonymous tip to 911 operators Tuesday morning led to the arrest of 35-year-old Michael Anderson.

Anderson has been preliminarily charged with a Class C Felony of failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death.

Meantime, Byron Hubbard, the brother of the victim, is thankful for the anonymous tip and for the hard work of the police department in making this quick arrest.

“We had no idea it was going to be this fast that they had found something, but we try and stay away from that part of it and just focus on being prayerful,” said Hubbard.

Lt. Christopher Bailey said the community is a tremendous help in cases like this.

“Anytime we have something like this happen, we rely on the public, the media and social media to help us solve these types of crimes.”

The anonymous caller told police dispatchers that a green truck with front-end damage was parked in their northwest side neighborhood and that it might be the vehicle involved in Saturday’s crash.

Officers responded to the scene, found the vehicle and Anderson was arrested a short time later.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make the final charging decision.

Funeral arrangements for Bud Hubbard are pending.