Jul 19, 2016
Community concern grows due to lack of information on Fortuna hit and run suspect
On a daily basis, readers and community members email and call me flabbergasted why it is taking so long to get information on the alleged suspect. The concerns and questions in this post are from various people.
The suspect's lawyer made a statement to other media after I broke the news that he was representing the suspect.
I did not get that information from him nor have I pressed him for any. He is doing his job for his client, as he should be.
We had an informal chat today. Nothing that is new information about the case, just a chat about semantics and people's reaction.
He asked me why I used the word "hiding" and I explained why.
I also told him CHP disputes his claim that they know where the alleged suspect is; I also said that I can understand people's concerns.
Someone fled the scene, then has apparently disappeared and will only communicate through a lawyer. It has been a week and people have a right to question why the lack of information and their perception that this alleged suspect(s) is being treated differently.
Has any other alleged DUI or hit and run suspect been given such consideration.
Something does not add up. The alleged suspect(s) have only themselves to blame for the speculation.