APD charges suspected driver in death of TSD teacher
June 12, 2012
AUSTIN — The Austin Police Department is asking for the public’s help
in finding Roman Jesus Turullos-Gonzalez.
Turullos-Gonzalez, 20, is charged with failure to stop and render aid
in the death of Mark Gobble, a 37-year-old husband, father, and teacher
at Texas School for the Deaf.
Gobble was out jogging around 6:30 a.m. Sunday off Slaughter Lane at
Vinemont Lane when police say he was struck by a silver Toyota Tacoma.
Austin police say Gobble would have turned 38 Monday, but he died one
day before his birthday.
The father of two is deaf and didn’t hear the truck coming.
Funeral services for Gobble have been set for Thursday at 1 p.m. at
Police say the driver did not stop to help. A neighbor who lives on the
other side of the concrete wall where the truck crashed says he heard
the impact and stepped outside.
The neighbor, Richard, says he saw the driver pause, look around, then
The driver didn’t get far, though. Police found his crashed truck
abandoned a couple of blocks away.
Bond has been set for Turullos-Gonzalez at $30,000.
If you see him, contact 911 immediately. Anyone with information
regarding this incident is asked to call APD vehicular homicide unit
detectives at (512) 974-6981.