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The "black box" in Thunderkick's car indicated his black Camaro was traveling at 135 mph before it hit the victim's Honda Accord. While being interviewed by Wheaton police Oct. 1, Thunderkick allegedly said "he wanted to open it up," according to the petition.
"The defendant admitted that he was driving recklessly and that he had his gas pedal 'all the way down,'" the petition stated.
In searching Thunderkick's house, Wheaton police detectives found several pill bottles made out to Linda Arns, his ex-wife, and a note on his nightstand that stated, "If you need Norco, call me," according to the petition.
Thunderkick has had three different names in his lifetime, according to the petition.
"In bond court, the people were aware of the defendant's 1973 conviction for voluntary manslaughter and the defendant's traffic history under the name Brian Thunderkick," the petition stated. "The people were not aware, however, of the defendant's traffic history under the name Brian Arns."
Court records show he has received several speeding tickets over the years. That includes being sentenced to court supervision for going 64 in a 45 mph zone in November 2015 in Wheaton. He legally changed his name to Thunderkick in 2005, according to court records.
In the petition, prosecutors say they will likely file additional charges in the case, which may include aggravating driving under the influence of drugs (death) and attempting to leave the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving death.
In addition, prosecutors say they might charge him with aggravated battery after he allegedly shoved a woman trying to give him aid after the crash and prevent him from leaving the scene.
"While shoving the witness, the defendant stated, 'I'm leaving. Shut my [expletive] car door,'" the petition stated.