Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Published 9:26 PM EDT Oct 13, 2018 A man charged in the hit-and-run death of a veteran known as the Greektown Artist is slated to spend the next year in jail. Gilberto Ramon Ortiz, 23, was found guilty late last month in Wayne County Circuit Court on a charge of tampering with evidence in the death of 64-year-old Maurice Parker Mims. On Thursday, Ortiz was sentenced to three years of probation, but the first year is to be spent in the Wayne County Jail. He was found not guilty on a charge of obstruction of justice. Authorities said Ortiz took the car that hit Mims to a repair shop after the crash to have the windshield replaced. Read more: Pedestrian deaths decline, but 2017 was still 2nd-worst year in decades Death on foot: America’s love of SUVs is killing pedestrians Mims died after being struck as he walked in a crosswalk in downtown Detroit on Nov. 11, 2016. Mims, who died on Veterans Day, was one of the more than 6,000 pedestrians killed in the United States in 2016. Mims’ story was included in a recent Detroit Free Press/USA Today Network investigation into the pedestrian death crisis. Contact Eric D. Lawrence: [email protected] Follow him on Twitter: @_ericdlawrence.