Man Accused in Deputy Traffic Death Not Guilty

Chicot Memorial

DREW COUNTY, AR (Ben Caxton) — A man accused of first-degree murder in an accident last August that killed a Drew County deputy sheriff has been found not guilty. 23-year-old Samuel Jerrod Vincent of Monticello fled at high speed after being stopped by Drew County Deputy Timothy Braden early in the morning of August 24, 2017. Speeds reached 80 miles an hour in the pursuit on Barkada Road before both vehicles left the road and crashed. Braden was killed in the accident. Vincent was charged with 1st-degree murder, possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, and felony fleeing. But during his trial, Vincent testified that the marijuana was for his personal use to alleviate pain. The jury, which considered the lesser crimes of manslaughter and negligent homicide, deliberated just over two hours before finding Vincent not guilty of first-degree murder, not guilty of possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, and not guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia. The jury did find Vincent guilty of possession of marijuana and misdemeanor fleeing and sentenced Vincent to six years in prison and fined him $7,500 for possession of marijuana, and a year in jail and a $2,500 fine for fleeing.

 


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