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October 1, 2014

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Hearing rescheduled for suspect in Explorer’s death

The preliminary hearing for the man accused of fleeing the scene of the crash that killed a young Metro Police volunteer has been rescheduled.

Prosecutors said today in Las Vegas Township Justice Court that the blood sample test for Jvon Lawrence Williams was still pending and Metro Police had handed them a breadth of new evidence.

Williams, 29, is facing felony driving under the influence and duty to stop at an accident charges in the Aug. 1 accident that killed 19-year-old motorcyclist Angel Velasquez, a captain in Metro’s Explorer program, which teaches young people about law enforcement.

The crash happened on East Sahara Avenue at Patten Street, police said, when Velasquez slammed on his brakes to avoid hitting a Volkswagen that failed to stop at a stop sign. He crashed into the car and died from his injuries, according to a police report.

Williams was arrested later that night after police spoke with witnesses and traced the Volkswagen to him, according to police reports.

The preliminary hearing was reset for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 4 in front of Judge Suzan Baucum. Williams remains in Clark County Detention Center with bail set at $500,000.

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