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Police say hit-and-run suspect tops wanted list

By Seth Burkett
· sburkett@decaturdaily.com
340-2355

A Mexico native involved in a hit-and-run that killed a motorcycle driver in 2001 tops the Decatur police most wanted list, police said Friday.

Police said whoever provides information leading to Timoteo Juarez’s capture is eligible for a $5,000 reward.

Juarez, then 26, did not have a driver license and fled the scene of the wreck on Central Parkway Southwest after pulling out of Eighth Street in front of the motorcycle, police said.

Juarez was driving a blue Chevrolet Corsica at the time. Investigators later located the car at his residence.

Juarez, a Hartselle resident working as a brick mason, failed to report to work following the accident and told acquaintances that he planned to leave the Decatur area, police said.

The motorcyclist, Bill Hudson, 54, of Hillsboro, later died at Decatur General Hospital. Police obtained a warrant charging Juarez with felony failure to give information and render aid at the scene of the crash.

Police need information as to the whereabouts of Juarez, who now would be about 32 years old. Anyone with information can call the Decatur police tip line at 341-INFO (4636).

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