Luis Alonzo Castellano-Mejie, 38, of Carrollton was originally charged with serious injury by vehicle for the November accident. But when the pedestrian victim died two weeks after the accident, Castellano-Mejie's charges were upgraded.
The defendant has been indicted on charges of homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence. He will be arraigned next Thursday.
Castellano-Mejie is accused of killing 39-year-old Bobby Lamar Daniel of Winston, who was working in a grassy area alongside Bankhead Highway near Almon Road on Nov. 9 when he was hit by a vehicle between 9:30 and 10 p.m.
The defendant was granted a $15,000 bond.
Also set to be arraigned next week is Nehemiah Terrence Hagwood, 24, of Orlando, Fla., who was arrested in November in Villa Rica after allegedly attempting to hijack a vehicle.
Hagwood was arrested hours after allegedly robbing and shooting a man near the CNN Center in Atlanta.
Hagwood, who was denied bond earlier this week, has been indicted on more than eight counts in Carroll County, including hijacking a motor vehicle, entering automobile, fleeing an officer and aggravated assault on a police officer.
He will be arraigned Tuesday.
Officers were called to the QuikTrip on Highway 61 in November and were told Hagwood was armed with a handgun. When police arrived, the suspect would not comply with the officers’ commands and told them the gun was in the seat of the vehicle, according to the police report.
As the officers were trying to get Hagwood away from the van, he suddenly got in and fled the scene, according to the report.
Officer Jacob Brown spotted the vehicle leaving the gas station and gave chase, following a path that led officers north on Highway 101, Rockmart Road, Main Street and Highway 78 before the suspect crashed the van behind the Villa Rica Elementary School, then fled the scene on foot, according to police.
Sgt. Kevin Carroll located the suspect in the kudzu behind the soccer fields and took him into custody. A gun was found in the kudzu where Hagwood was hiding, according to police.
Witnesses said Hagwood had earlier shot one man in the hip in a parking lot outside the CNN Center in Atlanta.
According to reports, Atlanta police arrived after being called by the victim and chased the attacker, but lost the mini-van he was driving on the western side of the city.
Once he was arrested in Villa Rica, police said they found several IDs inside the van, including the Atlanta shooting victim’s. They also recovered the handgun believed to have been used in both crimes.