Portland, OR - Abdulrahman Noorah, a driver charged in the hit and run death of a 15-year-old female pedestrian, Fallon Smart, went missing on Sunday, June 11, after removing his GPS monitoring device, according to KOIN.
Abdulrahman Noorah, age 21, was arrested after the hit-and-run incident and investigation. His bond was set at $1 million but he was placed on house arrest in September, 2016, when the Saudi Arabian consulate posted his $100,000 bond.
Usually 10% of a bond is enough to get a person released from jail, and that amount is forfeited if the person does not show up for court. Noorah, who is Saudi Arabian, had been under 'Close Street Supervision' since that time.
Abdulrahman Noorah was an international student studying at Portland Community College on scholarship. Portland police said that he was speeding when he gold Lexus struck Fallon Smart as she crossed Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard at the intersection of 43rd Avenue in August, 2016, according to Oregon Live.
Witnesses said that the driver didn't stop after the hit and run, but continued speeding down the road. Police said that Noorah later returned to the scene Court records showed that Noorah was driving with a suspended driver's license, and that he had 17 previous parking violations and one previous charge of driving with a suspended license.
Fallon Smart was remembered as loving to sing in a Portland choir, and starring in her 8th grade play. She attended a 'magnet school for students who excelled in art, science, and math.'
Court documents state that Noorah "is not home and our attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful." They also said that “He is accordingly in violation of his pre-trial release conditions to abide by GPS monitoring requirements and house arrest," and that warrants had been requested.
Police are worried that he is having a 'mental health crisis' because of his pending trial. He had a court hearing on June 8, and his next court hearing was scheduled for June 20. Noorah has been charged with 1st-degree manslaughter, reckless driving, failure to perform the duties of a driver (hit-and-run) and recklessly endangering another person.
Noorah is described as 6’1″ tall and 150 pounds, and was last seen in the area of SE 106th Avenue and SE Division Street. As part of the conditions of his release, he had to surrender his passport, 'was not allowed to drive, use any kind of intoxicant, contact any witness, or the victim’s family.'
Portland police and Crime Stoppers of Oregon are asking for the public's help in locating Abdulrahman Noorah. If you have information on his whereabouts, call 503.823.4357 or text CRIMES (274637) with the message 823HELP followed by your tip.