The Federal Bureau of Investigation is reaching out to the public to help them find a fugitive who has been on the run since he killed a Cherokee County teenager 14 years ago.
The agency's Atlanta Field Office is seeking assistance with locating Gonzalez Gonzalo Harrell, who was charged with vehicular homicide after the death of Dustin Inman, 16.
On June 16, 2000, Billy Inman had stopped for a red light behind another vehicle at an intersection in Gilmer County. Inman was accompanied in the vehicle by his son Dustin, wife Kathy and the family dog.
While the family was waiting at the intersection, the Inmans' vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Harrell. The speedometer of Harrell’s vehicle was later discovered to have been fixed at roughly 62 miles per hour, the FBI said in a news release.
The collision killed Dustin and the family dog. Inman's wife sustained "lifelong crippling injuries," the FBI said. Both Inman and Harrell were transported to a local hospital for treatment. However, Harrell fled the hospital and has been on the run since.
The suspect was indicted by a Gilmer County grand jury on Jan. 19, 2001, on one count of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, two counts of serious injury by vehicle and one count of reckless driving. In June 2, 2002, a federal Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution warrant was obtained by the FBI Atlanta's Rome Resident Agency.
The Inmans told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that they plan to keep their son's story in the public spotlight in an effort to bring Harrell to justice.Harrell, who is a Mexican national, is described as a 46-year-old white man with Hispanic ethnicity. He stands at 5'8, weighs 150 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes.
Crime Stoppers Atlanta is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information on the case. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at (404) 577-TIPS (8477).