June 19, 2014
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office investigators have made a second arrest related to a fatal car crash that occurred early yesterday morning. On Sunday morning, 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 impacted a telephone pole, ejecting a 17 year old passenger, Paul Louis Castell Jr., who died on scene as a result of his injuries. Di Millo and 3 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 appeared before a judge earlier today and his bond was set at $19,965, he has not posted bond at this time.
Di Millo is currently on probation for 2 incidents earlier this year. On February 3rd, 2014, 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 3 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 sixty 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.