Two men accused of stealing car parts from the fatal crash of “Fast and the Furious” star Paul Walker and Always Evolving CEO Roger Rodas pleaded not guilty Friday.
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Prosecutors filed criminal charges against two men accused of stealing the roof from the wrecked Porsche Carrera GT in which Walker and Rodas died,
Anthony Edward Janow, 25, of Phoenix, and Jameson Brooks Witty, 18, of Tujunga, are charged with one felony count of grand theft of personal property.
The charges were filed by Deputy District Attorney Sera Boyadjian of the San Fernando branch office, and Deputy District Attorney Bradley Lieberman is assigned to the case.
Witty and Janow also are charged with two misdemeanor counts each of destroying evidence and resisting, obstructing and delaying a peace officer.
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The suspects are both free on bail and expected back in court on Feb. 25, according to a District Attorney’s Office representative.
A photo taken from an Instagram account believed to be linked to one of the suspects shows pictures of a Porsche roof.
Prosecutors allege that on the evening of Nov. 30 the men stole a roof panel from a tow truck carrying the demolished vehicle that was stopped at a red light in Valencia.
The alleged theft occurred after Witty and Janow were told by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy they could not take any part of the vehicle, prosecutors said.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
If convicted as charged, Witty and Janow face a maximum sentence of four years, six months in county jail.
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Source: Santa Clarita News