I am William Angel's father. Christopher Ponce killed my son on July 19th, 2012. Please use facebook, twitter, reddit, and any other social media pages you have to tell the world to watch "The Hunt with John Walsh" on August 3rd at 9pm. We have to catch Ponce. He has to face justice for what he has done. His parents who enabled him by bailing him out of every jam and buying him new cars just to have him wreck them need to see that he will not get away with it this time. Please help me find him. I also have a reward for information leading to his capture.
I am Sorry for your loss Mr. Angel, I hoped that scum Christopher Ponce will get caught and pay for what he did.
Last Edit: Aug 4, 2014 19:12:52 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Mr. Angel my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Now when it comes to CP I honestly feel his parents once again are going to try and get their son out of this. Honestly I feel they already have, what 22 year old kid at the time of the accident would have ties to fall off the grid. He didn’t work, and to become a fugitive on the run you will need money and some kind of safehavin. This is where his parent come into play, first of all they didn’t mention how much his bond was last night, other than it was a large amount of money that his parent will not see since he broke his bond. So obviously the bond money didn’t mean much to his parents because that was the first large amount of money they lost, plus much more to keep their son a wanted fugitive. Also he speaks Spanish witch will help him while on the run, I believe he is in a Spanish speaking country already trying his best to blend in with mommy and daddy’s money. I can’t express how much CP’s face bugs me at this point ULG!!! Again what I write is not fact just how I feel about CP. Please let's catch this lil punk!!! Sorry this is how i feel about this less of a man....
Hey danwind? why do you use the photo of Joe Constance from Lake Charles LA?
I think it was a trend either theczar or myself started. I use Shi Fu Huang's photo as my avatar currently to display my interest in an ice-cold AMW fugitive case (I still need to do a thread on Huang someday).
Reminder: Chris Ponce's repeat airings are supposed to air on CNN tonight at 8 PM and 11 PM ET. (assuming CNN doesn't do any breaking news tonight). If you haven't seen it yet, please set your DVR for this show as well or watch on YouTube. The tip that brings Ponce down has to still be out there. It was an 8 PM repeat airing on CNN that finally brought Charles Mozdir down.
Last Edit: Aug 10, 2014 9:01:21 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Excellent post Charlie. It is true, the roads are unsafe while he is still out there. According to The Hunt, Ponce laughed when friends told him he was reckless. He didn't care them and the fact that he ran from his charges probably mean he doesn't care now. My fear is if someone is financing his run, he's using some of that money to continue to buy alcohol. And wherever Ponce is in the country or world, everyone on the road is in danger if that's the case.
Post by HeadMarshal on Aug 12, 2014 8:14:45 GMT -5
One additional comment to make about this case. The Hunt's website says that Ponce may have fled to Cuba. If he did then sadly it would be pretty much impossible to get him extradited currently. However I really don't see a rich punk like Ponce wanting to flee to a nation like Cuba. Any thoughts on this?
The Castro brothers are towards the end of their life and hopefully a more responsive government takes their place afterwards. Last year according to one article, Cuba extradited one person according to the USMS, and they also extradited a Florida couple wanted for kidnapping. Ponce whether he is in a country where he can be extradited or not, knows the pressure to turn himself in will never go away. Wherever he is, The Hunt has still aired his case to millions of people, his face is still plastered on CNN's worldwide website, FindChrisPonce.com is still there. He will never be free from knowing what he is now, a wanted fugitive who killed someone while driving drunk, and if it's discovered he's hiding in Cuba, everyone around him will know he is. He can run, but he can never hide from what he's known for and charged with.
Post by williamsdad on Aug 14, 2014 13:20:08 GMT -5
I have been told that if he is in Cuba, we can still get him. Cuba does not want our criminals. If he was a Cuban national it would be different. They will protect their own, but even though we do not have an extradition treaty with Cuba a US citizen hiding in Cuba will be deported into USMS custody. He would also have to endure a Cuban jail while waiting.
Post by Scumhunter on Aug 14, 2014 13:33:06 GMT -5
Glad to hear. I hope the repeats this past Sunday helped with tip increases and we're closer to catching Ponce. It would be really amazing if he was caught in Cuba as The Hunt's first international capture but I know all we really want is to see him arrested no matter where it is in the country or world!
Post by williamsdad on Aug 23, 2014 23:02:46 GMT -5
I am getting a little frustrated with the number of times that CNN is airing the episodes of Shane Miller and Charles Mozdir but have stopped airing the episode of Christopher Ponce. Charles Mozdir and Shane Miller are DEAD! Case closed! Christopher Ponce is still out there! They have not aired that episode in over two weeks. Tonight the episodes of Shane Miller and Charles Mozdir ran twice each. I do not get it. I emailed CNN maybe they have a reason.
Post by Scumhunter on Aug 23, 2014 23:19:05 GMT -5
I noticed that too and was actually going to make the same comment on this site. I was viewing my cable program guide yesterday and Ponce's rerun was supposed to air tonight at 7 PM EST with a Hunt marathon until Midnight. Then all of a sudden I see CNN newsroom at 7 PM instead and The Hunt rerun marathon starting at 8 instead. I figured maybe they'd air Ponce at 8 instead of 7 but instead they kept the same post 7 pm schedule. At least in Mozdir's case the first half is Kevin Stoeser who is still at large. I REALLY don't get why they're playing the Shane Miller repeat instead of cases where the fugitive is still at large. But even with the other dead fugitive, can't they just edit it to where they replace Mozdir with Chris Ponce as the second half of the Kevin Stoeser episode?
I can't imagine how frustrating it is for you. I'm frustrated too. I was hoping they were zeroing in on Ponce in a different country and that's what was taking so long. (Kenneth Grant, a wanted child molester aired on America's Most Wanted was captured in Mexico a month ago despite articles saying it was actually an AMW tip from TWO years that revealed his location. It seems even if they know where a guy is, it still might take them longer to actually arrest them.) But I assume if you haven't heard any good news, we still need the one crucial tip. And I know as much as you appreciate and are touched by well-wishers, what you also want is to see Ponce behind bars. We really need that tip.
I hope CNN airs Ponce again soon instead of fugitives who are already dead. With every repeat airing comes a new set of eyes. And heck, with every airing also comes renewed pressure for Ponce to turn himself in. He won't have that pressure if he thinks CNN forgot about him.
I won't forget about him. Even after The Hunt's season finale, I'll make sure Ponce doesn't drop behind the first page of this part of the forum until the day he's caught.
Last Edit: Aug 23, 2014 23:34:01 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Christopher Ponce will be profiled on the August 3rd episode of "The Hunt"
On July 19, 2012, Ponce was traveling south in the northbound lanes of I-275 in Tampa, Florida. Ponce's vehicle collided with another, killing the driver, 20-year old William Angel, and injuring two passengers. Ponce was arrested for DUI and later charged with DUI Manslaughter, vehicular homicide, DUI with serious bodily injury, and reckless driving.
In July of 2013, however, Ponce cut off his ankle bracelet and disappeared before his trial. Since then, the case became national news even before "The Hunt" decided to air it, with a large social media presence put forth from friends and family of William Angel in an effort to catch Ponce.
Here's what may make a lot of us wonder why Ponce was out on bond in the first place- even in an ankle bracelet- He had 10 previous violations which included DUI and reckless driving:
In 2006, Ponce reportedly received his first violation after being cited for speeding, careless driving, and improper passing. In the following three years he would be issued three speeding tickets, another careless driving citation and a seatbelt infraction. In 2009, Ponce was reportedly arrested in Tallahassee for DUI, and subsequently had his license suspended. For his reckless conduct, Ponce was also given six months’ probation and made to attend classes about driving intoxicated. According to state records, he was also arrested last year for driving with a suspended license. In addition to these driving violations, it has been reported that Ponce had eight other traffic violations since receiving his license at 16.
Thoughts? I'm not sure where Ponce could be but considering he's a wanted man for DUI and vehicular homicide, someone must be helping him. AMW for whatever reason had notoriously bad luck with drunk driving cases as Gloria Schulze, Sarkis Peltekian, Jesus De La Herran, and Michelle Comstock among others are still at large. But there is reason to be hopeful here, since a lot of those came before the explosion of social media in the late 2000's. With the massive effort on the internet to find him plus a $5,000 reward for his capture from the US Marshals, along with the airing on The Hunt, his world is a lot smaller.
This is yet another fugitive who should never have been out on bond in the first place, and now he has to be captured. Anyway, I looked up the surname "Ponce" and it seems to be most common amongst those of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent, although there's nothing to suggest that he fled to Latin America.