Five people have been arrested for their part in a motorcycle crash that killed one person in Gwinnett County last month. Because of the felony charges, the case will be heard in Gwinnett County Superior Court. Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter will prosecute the case. Top-rated Gwinnett County DUI Lawyers will be needed to defend the accused.
The fatal crash involved two other vehicles in addition to the motorcycle. Jennifer Schoeppler, 25; Andre Daniels, 20; Noelle Gretzinger, 24; Titus Newsome, 24; were arrested for 1st degree vehicular homicide, reckless driving, racing, and speeding that police believe caused the April 26th death of 24 year-old Brandon Gaylor. Newsome was charged with tampering with evidence and following too closely. Gretzinger faces a hit-and-run charge as well as a tampering with evidence charge.
According to the police, Gaylor, Schoeppler, Daniels, Gretzinger, and Newsome had been at a restaurant in Flowery Branch and decided to go to Gaylor's home in Buford. The group was speeding and racing down Duncan Creek Road when they came to Gaylor's house.
The group consisted of four cars with Gaylor in front on his motorcycle. Gaylor made it to his driveway, but after he slowed down he was struck by Schoeppler's car and fell off his motorcycle. He was lying in the road and was struck by Gretzinger's car. His motorcycle was hit by Daniels at some point. Newsome's car did not hit Gaylor.
Police say Gretzinger's father, Gary Woodruff, 52, along with Newsome, helped Gretzinger hide her car. Gretzinger had been dating Gaylor prior to the incident. Woodruff was arrested for tampering with evidence and obstruction of an officer. Police say that Gretzinger's car was moved from the road and and the other cars were rearranged. Unfortunately Gaylor died at the scene.
All five suspects have since been released on bond. The 5 suspected are changed under Georgia's Party to a Crime Statute. O.C.G.A. 16-2-20. In Georgia if you aid a criminal activity, either before, during, or after, you can be charged and prosecuted as if you were the principal offender.
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