A manhunt has been issued for Joshua Anderson who fatally hit 20-year-old Kevin Marshall with his car following an argument.
Authorities in Georgia are on the lookout for a man who intentionally ran over a developmentally challenged man following an argument on Thursday, July 4. Police have put out a BOLO for Joshua Anderson who killed 20-year-old Kevin Marshall in a fit of rage.
Family..... this is Joshua Anderson!! He’s the person who beat up & then ran over Kevin in his truck, murdering him, going 100 miles per hour! Hopefully the media & @GBI_GA will post this information & bring him to justice. @shaunking @rolandsmartin pic.twitter.com/EOaSctk9Fe— E. Dewey Smith (@edeweysmith) July 8, 2019
As per reports of the incident, the fight took place at a residence in Covington's North Lake Drive. Witness statement described a series of unfortunate events which unfolded after Anderson flew into a blind rage when he saw Marshall speaking with his girlfriend.
NCSO are searching for Joshua Anderson. He was last seen driving a 2001 Toyota Tacoma.https://t.co/qWPtpWWh2g— The Covington News (@covnews) July 5, 2019
When a scuffle broke out between the two, partygoers managed to separate the two, and Marshall left the premises. But as the 20-year-old autistic man walked home, an enraged Anderson climbed into his Toyota pickup and rammed the vehicle into Marshall, who died on the spot.
Deputies say murder suspect Joshua Anderson is likely with his girlfriend Kendra Browning. I’m told by people that know Anderson, that he has shorter hair now. If you spot either of them, call the Newton County Sheriff’s office at 770-784-2100 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477 pic.twitter.com/GuPW6NSw49— Christian Jennings (@CJenningsWSB) July 8, 2019
Marshall's mother, Robbie Marshall, tells Atlanta Black Star that the way her son was killed bore a likeness to a hate crime. "That's hatred, to beat somebody and then run him over at that impact and keep going," she said. The heartbroken mom went on to describe her son as a 'sweet boy' who wasn't disrespectful towards anyone.
An emotional candlelight vigil was held tonight for 20-year-old Kevin Marshall. Deputies say Joshua Anderson ran him over with his truck and kept going. Anderson is still on the run. pic.twitter.com/4YHQoWZRHW— Christian Jennings (@CJenningsWSB) July 8, 2019
Another witness to the hit-and-run case said that the truck Anderson was driving was going terrifyingly fast when it collided with Marshall. "He [Anderson] hit the guy [Marshall], and when he hit him, he flew up over the truck," the witness told WSB-TV.
Family—— please pray for the family of Kevin Marshall. This killing was completely evil & senseless!!! He was beaten & then run over by a truck going 100 miles per hour! @GBI_GA, his mother needs to hear from you! #JusticeForKevin pic.twitter.com/gwHvuB77U4— E. Dewey Smith (@edeweysmith) July 7, 2019
Authorities found Anderson's 2001 Toyota Tacoma not far from the point he struck down Marshall. The notice from the Newton County Sheriff's Office has considered Anderson as an 'armed and dangerous' subject.
#4thofjulytragedy wittiness say this autistic 20 year old Kevin Marshall was murdered when a friend’s boyfriend roared into a jealous rage fueled by racial prejudice. #newtoncountysheriffs need your help finding his killer pic.twitter.com/VYBUY6qdq8— Trason Bragg CBS46 (@TBraggCBS46) July 6, 2019
Distraught mom Bobbie Marshall is demanding a harsh punishment once Anderson is caught by the police. "He took my son's life, he deserves not to have his," she said. "I want him to have the death penalty. I feel an emptiness nobody can replace."
RIP to Kevin Marshall. I’m just now hearing about this tragedy. Don’t have a lot of cell phone or WiFi service in deep South Florida, but when I heard about this, my heart sank. He was a fixture on the @AthleticsNewton sidelines. @covnews is working to find facts on this tragedy. pic.twitter.com/MjQcUk0qxg— Gabriel Stovall (@GabrielStovall1) July 5, 2019
The US Marshal's Office has now joined the hunt for Anderson. If he is apprehended, Anderson faces several charges which include first-degree vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle, hit-and-run as well as malice murder.