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Second Arrest Made in Fatal Teen Wreck in Forsyth

Investigators discovered that prior to the accident, a party had taken place involving approximately 60 teenagers at the residence of 18-year-old Jeremiah Luke Funke.

Jeremiah Luke Funke’s. Credit: Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
Jeremiah Luke Funke’s. Credit: Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
From the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office


Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office investigators have made a second arrest related to a fatal car crash that occurred early Sunday morning.

On June 1, a white 2011 Dodge Ram, driven by 17-year-old, Adam Robert Joseph Di Millo, lost control on Kelly Mill Road at Rockingham Run. The vehicle hit a telephone pole, ejecting a 17-year-old Paul Louis Castell Jr., who died on scene as a result of his injuries. Di Millo and three other passengers were transported to North Fulton Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Di Millo was determined to be impaired and charged with D.U.I., Underage Possession/Consumption of Alcohol, and 1st degree Homicide by Vehicle. He was transported to the Detention Center. Di Millo, who appeared before a judge on Monday and his bond was set at $19,965, had not posted bond as of late Monday afternoon.

Di Millo is currently on probation for two incidents earlier this year. On February 3, Di Millo was cited with Possession / Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor at 11:00 a.m. at a Forsyth County school and released to his parents. Shortly after, Di Millo was located walking on a roadway at 11:39 a.m. At that time, it was determined Di Millo had left his residence while still under the influence of alcohol. He was charged with Pedestrian Under the Influence and transported to the Forsyth County Detention Center.

While investigating Sunday morning’s crash, investigators learned that Di Millo, Castell, and the other three passengers had just left 18-year-old Jeremiah Luke Funke’s residence in a nearby subdivision on Hyde Road.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office investigators obtained a search warrant for Funke’s residence, where they discovered that a party had taken place involving approximately 60 teenagers. After the search warrant was complete, Funke was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana Less than an Ounce, Possession / Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor, and Maintaining a Disorderly House. Funke bonded out of the Forsyth County Detention Center after posting a bond amount of $2,365.

Further charges may still be pending relating to this incident. Investigators are currently looking into how the alcohol was obtained and who brought it to Funke’s residence. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

-Portions of this report were edited for publication 

See Also:

Teen Killed in Forsyth Wreck; Driver Faces DUI, Other Charges


Octo Slash June 03, 2014 at 08:16 AM
The best thing these kids (the ones who aren't currently residing at a local mortuary) can have right now is their parents to flat ignore them, leave them in jail. This DiMillo kid is obviously an alcoholic mess, and from what I read above, his parents probably threw their hands up a long time ago. What the hell is a kid doing, fresh off being sent home from school for being drunk... AT 11AM!!...and this soon after, out driving drunk? Congrats, kids...y'all screwed up, royally. How's it feel to be so GROWN UP?
Gary C Smith June 03, 2014 at 12:39 PM
Lack of parental involvement is too often the cause of these incidents. What this kid needs is the love and attention of his family. No matter what they do going forward these families are forever altered and will never be right again. Sad all the way around.
Octo Slash June 09, 2014 at 08:06 AM
Love and attention has been working REALLY WELL thus far.

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