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Driver sentenced for 2010 DUI wreck that killed two

COVINGTON -- A driver who was injured in a 2010 wreck on Almon Road has been sentenced on four felony counts and 10 misdemeanors, including DUI, in connection with the accident that killed both his passengers.

Newton County Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Ozburn recently sentenced 21-year-old Demario Sanchez Horton to 15 years, with five to be served in confinement.

He was charged with four felony counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, two counts of driving under the influence, four counts of homicide by vehicle in the second degree, failure to maintain lane, speeding, underage possession of alcohol and failure to wear safety belt.

About 6:15 p.m. on May 8, 2010, Horton was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Impala on Almon Road when the vehicle left the road, hit a mailbox, then a culvert and two trees before coming to rest, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Horton, who was 19 at the time, was airlifted to Grady Health System in Atlanta, and his two passengers in the vehicle were killed: Tony Lamar Horton Jr., 18, from Covington and Montavious Sorrells, 19, from Conyers. Sorrells, who was sitting in the back seat, was ejected from the vehicle.

As part of his sentence, Horton also must complete 200 hours of community service, take a DUI and risk reduction course and participate in a substance abuse evaluation and participate in recommended treatment. His licensed will be suspended, and he cannot drive for seven years. He also cannot possess alcohol while serving his time.

Newton County court also recently sentenced a Covington businessman who pleaded guilty to child molestation in September after being arrested in 2010.

The court sentenced Charles L. Skrobot, 57, 2167 Raphael St., Covington, who operated Town Center Breads on Church Street and Town Center Breads Cafe in Clark's Grove, to 20 years, serving two years in confinement. He also is ordered not to have contact with children during that time.

He was charged in connection with an September 2010 incident involving a 4-year-old relative of the family.

After his arrest in October 2010, he later resigned from his position as a member of the Covington Redevelopment Authority, to which he was appointed in August 2009.

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covington300 1 year, 9 months ago

Two years for ruining a child's life? Ridiculous! I guess this crime didn't meet the Newton County standard for tough sentencing...typical.

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