CARROLLTON RESIDENT SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS FOR INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES

A Carrollton resident who changed his plea in January regarding two counts of Involuntary Manslaughter in the Second Degree was sentenced to spend nearly a decade in state prison this week.

The charges were filed after Blake Lee Wilson was determined to be the driver of a vehicle involved in a rollover traffic crash, during which two Carrollton residents died on December 23, 2017.

A probable-cause statement says an investigation revealed the vehicle’s speedometer was stuck between 115 and 120 miles per hour; the tachometer was stuck at approximately 4,000 RPMs; and Wilson tested positive for alcohol during a preliminary breath test at the hospital.

According to online court documents, on January 8, 21-year-old Wilson pleaded guilty to the charges as part of a plea deal.

On Tuesday, March 12, the court rejected the plea deal. The Defendant was given the opportunity to withdraw his plea, and advised that if he persisted with the guilty plea, the disposition of the case may be less favorable than that contemplated by the plea agreement.

Then the judge sentenced Wilson to four years on each count, with the sentences to run consecutively. However, the judge also ordered Wilson to go through a 120-day shock treatment program at the prison; and the judge will reevaluate the sentence after receiving a written report from the prison.