ATLANTA – Atlanta's FBI office is looking for the public's help in locating a federal fugitive charged with vehicular homicide, stemming from an incident that claimed the life of a 16-year-old boy in 2000.
According to a release from Special Agent in Charge J. Britt Johnson with the FBI's Atlanta Field Office, on June 16, 2000, Billy Inman had stopped for a red light behind another vehicle in Gilmer County. Inman was accompanied by his wife, son and dog. While at the light, Johnson said Inman's vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle being driven by Gonzalez Gonzalo Harrell at a high rate of speed.
Johnson said the speedometer of Harrell's vehicle was later found to be pegged at 62 miles per hour at the time of impact. The crash killed Inman's 16-year-old son Dustin Inman and the family dog. Inman's wife suffered life-long crippling injuries. Both Inman and Harrell were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
While being treated, Johnson said, Harrell fled the hospital.
On January 19, 2001, Harrell was indicted by a Gilmer County grand jury, charging him with one count of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, two counts of serious injury by vehicle and one count of reckless driving.
Harrell is a Mexican national, and was described by Johnson as a white-Hispanic male, 46 years of age, 5-feet-8-inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He has also gone by the names Gonzalo Harrell, Gonzalo Herrell and Gonzalo Harrell-Gonzalez.
Crime Stoppers Atlanta is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information in the matter. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477).