MOUNT CLEMENS, MI – A Roseville man who avoided arrest for two months following a crash that killed a Warren man that he was the passenger in the vehicle of has been charged with felony murder.
David J. Tekely, 49-years-old, of Oak Park, has been formally charged with felony murder in connection with the Friday June 2nd, 2017 incident that started in Fraser and ended in Roseville when he and his accomplice crashed their vehicle. A 51-year-old man was killed and his senior-citizen parents were injured in the accident.
David Tekely is the alleged passenger, who fled the crash scene and avoided being arrested for more than two months until Roseville detectives discovered DNA from the crash matched Tekely’s DNA.
Due to a prior criminal conviction, he was arrested on August 15th when he reported to his probation officer in Warren.
Police said that David Tekely and Tony Walker, the driver of a gray 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, fled on foot after the Jeep struck a 2006 Chevrolet HHR broadside at approximately 12:40 p.m. on Friday June 2nd at the intersection of Kelly Road and Masonic Boulevard. Police said the two had just stolen items from a storage trailer at the City of Fraser DPW yard and then left that area at a high rate of speed.
The driver of the Jeep, Tony Walker, was northbound on Kelly Road when he disregarded a red traffic light and slammed into the side of the Chevrolet HHR. A 51-year-old man seated in the back of the HHR died at that scene.
Tekely was given a $350,000 bond and is being held in the Macomb County Jail.
If convicted, David Tekely will spend the rest of his life in prison.