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A Powell Co Man Has Been Sentenced In A Deadly Crash

After a two week delay, a Powell County family now knows how long the man who killed their relative will spend in prison.

A judge sentenced Brian Epperson on Wednesday to six years behind bars. Epperson will get credit for time served.

Epperson was guilty of second-degree manslaughter, fourth-degree assault, and DUI after a 2011 crash that killed Donald Tharpe.

Police say Epperson was under the influence of Xanax, Methadone, and Oxycodone at the time of the crash.

A judge delayed sentencing two weeks ago, because his attorney hadn't filled out the necessary paperwork.

Filed under: Car Accidents | Court cases


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