Man said to be responsible for Explorer death appears in court
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Prosecutors plan to file more charges against Jvon Williams, the 29-year-old man who is accused of driving under the influence and causing a crash that killed a 19-year-old Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Explorer.
During Williams' scheduled preliminary hearing on Wednesday, prosecutors told the judge the blood test analysis was not yet complete. They asked for the case to be continued in two weeks and the judge agreed.
Police said on Aug. 1, Williams was driving under the influence when he blew through a stop sign in the area of Sahara Avenue and Van Patten. They said Williams' car collided with the motorcycle Angel Velasquez was driving.
According to police, Williams took off after the crash and a witness wrote down his vehicle information so police could track him down later.
Velasquez did not survive. He had dreams of becoming a police officer. He had served in the Metro Explorer Program for three years as he tried to make his dream a reality.
On Wednesday, Velasquez's mother and several other family members were in the courtroom. Velasquez's mother said she wants justice for her son.
"I don't want this to happen to any other family," said Marivel Jimenez. "He was a great kid and I'm proud of him."
Jimenez also wanted to express her thanks to the community, which showed the family support in the days following Velasquez's death. They attended car washes to help raise money for funeral expenses and there was a large turnout at the teen's funeral.
As for Williams, the judge kept his bail at $500,000 and set his next court appearance for Sept. 4. He is currently facing felony charges for leaving the scene of an accident.