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Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008 12:00 pm | Updated: 5:08 pm, Wed Aug 15, 2012.

By Justin Cox

Killeen Daily Herald

A man who failed to produce proof of U.S. citizenship to officials was indicted Wednesday on charges of intoxicated manslaughter and assault.

He remains wanted by police for his alleged role in a vehicle accident outside of Killeen that left one Belton woman dead and two others in critical condition.

A Bell County grand jury indicted Gumaro Hernandez, estimated to be 22 years of age with no known address, on a charge of intoxicated manslaughter for causing the vehicle he was driving to collide with a vehicle driven by Sheila Hattfield, who died from the injuries she suffered in the crash.

Hernandez was also indicted on two counts of intoxication assault for each of the two vehicle's passengers, who were severely injured in the accident.

The arrest affidavit states that the wreck occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Feb. 17 at the intersection of Farm-to-Market 439 and FM 3219 between Killeen and Belton. A witness said that a white 1993 Ford Thunderbird, later determined to be driven by Hernandez, failed to stop at the posted stop sign at the intersection and struck the driver's side door of a 2000 Dodge Neon, driven by Hattfield.

First Assistant District Attorney Murff Bledsoe, who is serving as lead prosecutor on the case, said an arrest warrant was issued for Hernandez's arrest Feb. 21, but he remains at large.

Officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the accident and discovered Hernandez and his passenger, along with the victims in the Neon and two witnesses not with either vehicle.

Bledsoe said Renee Davis and Amy Mosley were in a coma after the wreck, but both have regained consciousness.

Bledsoe said Hernandez was questioned by officers at the scene. They escorted him to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, but they did not arrest him at that time. Hernandez left the facility and has not been seen since.

The grand jury issued 36 additional indictments on the following charges:

Jacob Ryan Stamper, 31, of Kempner; possession of MDMA, less than 1 gram, May 12.

Dage Jimenez Andrade, 39, of Killeen; failure to stop and render aid, April 6.

Jeffrey Allen Whitfield, 30, of Nolanville; aggravated sexual assault, Feb. 10.

Donnie Wayne Jones, 23, of Temple; possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram, Jan. 31.

Heriberto Pineda Gonzalez, 30, of Temple; evading arrest with a motor vehicle, March 22.

Jennifer M. Perry, 36, of Harker Heights; misapplication of fiduciary property, Nov. 2.

Liza Marie Huls, 42, of Killeen; forgery by passing, Feb. 26.

Jose Blas Argueta Hernandez, 35, of Killeen; tampering with a government record, May 7.

Harriett Kecia Daughett, 44, of Temple; driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, Sept. 24.

Anthony Bernard Anderson, 48, of Temple; forgery by passing, Oct. 9, habitual offender status enhances to second-degree.

Aldon Jerome Littlejohn, 24, of Temple; unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, both dated March 14.

Michael Washington, 34, of Temple; burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault, April 5.

Stephanie Anne Upton, 27, of Temple, and Joal Jessica Bryant, 19, of Troy; co-defendants, forgery by passing, April 7.

Johnny Mack Reeves Jr., 37, of Killeen; possession of cocaine, 1 to 4 grams, Jan. 11, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Sept. 3.

Jonathon Ray Gray, 27, of Killeen; possession of methamphetamine, 1 to 4 grams, March 5.

Aaron Shorme Day, 25, of Killeen; possession of cocaine, 4 to 200 grams, with intent to deliver, March 12.

Ronald Glenn Lanier, 49, of Killeen; failure to comply with registration requirements, July 16, 2007.

Taimoor Mushtag Cheema, 33, of Cedar Park; theft, more than $20,000, less than $100,000, July 17.

Jeremy Michael King, 27, of Killeen; theft, more than $1,500, Aug. 22.

Justin Lynn, 20, of Killeen; theft, more than $1,500, Feb. 26.

Lorenzo White, 22, of Killeen; robbery, Feb. 3.

Mark Stephen Conners, 40, of Killeen; fraudulent use of identifying information, Oct. 21.

Shaun Christopher Jackson, 20, of Killeen; theft of firearm, Feb. 20.

Billy Troy Croft, 39, of Belton; misapplication of fiduciary property, Jan. 1 through Nov. 30, 2007.

Jamall Cedderick Rideaux, 25, of Killeen; aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Jan. 10.

Deeanne Teresa Lewis, 28, of Killeen; injury to a child, Jan. 25.

Allen Robert Riter, 24, of Killeen; aggravated sexual assault of a child, March 14.

Terrance Charles Beard, 23, of Killeen; aggravated sexual assault of a child, Feb. 29.

David Reyes, 28, of Cameron; driving while intoxicated for the third time, Oct. 5.

James Calvin Presley, 28, of Harker Heights; family violence, assault, enhanced, Nov. 1.

Angela Denise Harris, 32, of Killeen; secure execution of documents by deception, Sept. 15, 2005.

April Michelle Holt, aka Michelle Tillman, 26, of Belton; secure execution of documents by deception, March 13, 2006.

Roshina Taylor, 20, of Killeen; secure execution of documents by deception, Sept. 27, 2006.

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