The trouble between a Dublin man who allegedly ran over and killed Stephenville resident Jai-Mee Williams, 33, may have begun as a lovers dispute.
Fred Gonzales, 42, has been charged with intoxicated manslaughter and is being held in the Erath County Jail on a $20,000 bond.
Gonzales allegedly ran Williams over Saturday, Feb. 11, on County Road 305 following an altercation.
“(The argument) was about her suspected of seeing somebody else. I know they were in a relationship of some kind,” Chief Deputy Heath Crossland said. “We’re now going back and trying to get more details on the victim and suspect and then we’ll get some cell phone search warrants to see what the context or content of their messages were.”
Crossland said the sheriff’s office is also trying to round up anyone who may have witnessed something down the county road that night.
“We ended up getting a search warrant for the vehicle and when we go through it I expect to find some evidence of her injuries,” Crossland said. “Our timeline was kind of messed up because they went to Dublin first and then we got the call from the Dublin PD, so we’re just trying to back-fill some of this stuff.”
Williams had suffered major injuries as a result of being run over and Gonzales transported her to an address where EMS was called.
“I think they both had been drinking, but I’m not exactly sure how intoxicated they were,” Crossland said. “But based off the information, Gonzales was intoxicated.”
Williams was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Stephenville where she later died.
According to her Facebook page, Williams was a 2001 graduate of Dublin High School and had a daughter.