A teenager was arrested Thursday in connection with the theft of some of the wreckage from the crash that killed actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, the Associated Press reports. A second suspect in the theft, meanwhile, was reportedly making arrangements to turn himself in.
"The theft occurred as the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT was being towed from the accident scene Saturday night, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said," the story reports. "The investigation led detectives to Jameson Witty, 18, who was arrested at his home in Los Angeles and was being held on $20,000 bail, the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. A second suspect, a 25-year-old man whose name has not been released, was outside California and arranging to surrender, the statement said."
Investigators were told by witnesses that they saw someone driving behind the tow truck hauling away the wreckage in the hours following the fatal crash, the piece reports.
"The witnesses said a man got out of the car when the truck was at a stoplight, grabbed the part, and drove away," the story reports. "Detectives identified the two suspects, and while serving a search warrant at a home in Canyon Country, a community north of Los Angeles, they found a red T-top roof panel from the Porsche, sheriff’s officials said. They would not say what led them to the two men or what evidence they had against them."
Sheriff’s detectives reportedly planned to discuss possible charges with prosecutors. The report notes that investigators are still working to determine what caused Rodas, who was driving the Porsche, to lose control.
The report notes: "Walker, who starred in all but one of the six ‘Fast & Furious’ blockbuster films that glorified fast cars and dangerous driving, was killed when the Porsche smashed into a light pole and tree then caught fire on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The seventh installment of the movie series was on a break from shooting for the Thanksgiving holiday."