Crime

August 12, 2014

NC man sentenced to 15 years in prison for Fort Mill fatal DUI

A North Carolina man with two previous DUI convictions was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to felony DUI involving death following a January crash that killed a 74-year-old Charlotte man.

A North Carolina man with two previous DUI convictions was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to felony DUI involving death following a January crash that killed a 74-year-old Charlotte man.

Anthony Lamar Ogden, 59, of Gaston County, N.C., has been in jail since April after Alva Terrell, 74, died after the crash on U.S. 21. South Carolina troopers had warrants for his arrest since soon after the crash but only found him months later.

The 15 year sentence was the longest Judge Frank Addy could have given Ogden under a negotiated plea deal.

Ogden, who claims to have no memory of the incident but acknowledged that he saw a police car dash cam video of the incident aftermath in which he admits drinking, pleaded guilty last month under what is called an Alford plea. In an Alford plea the defendant pleads accepts punishment and acknowledges that prosecutors have evidence that would likely bring a trial conviction, but does not admit guilt.

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