Officer Mathew Mazany, a 14-year veteran of the Mentor Police Department, cited Brian Anthony in 2012 for a traffic violation, according to the Mentor Municipal Court. He was cited for running a flashing red light.
Anthony, who was 18 at the time, was issued a $152 fine, which was paid for by his father.
Anthony is now charged with leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence after this weekend's deadly hit-and-run. He turned himself in over the weekend.
Anthony pleaded not guilty to two felonies on Monday and is being held in jail without bond.
News of the arrest shocked neighbors.
"Comes from a family of very strong faith and beliefs," said Marilyn Raishart, who lives two doors down from the Anthony's and watched Brian grow up. "I just think of him as a good boy. A good man."
Court records show Anthony, a former hockey star at Lake Catholic High School, had two other run-ins with police. He's been convicted of criminal trespass and for the possession of beer when he was underage.