Last week, a Cobb jury found Charles Emerson Williams, 31, guilty of eight charges stemming from his actions in the early-morning hours of Feb. 11, 2014. On that morning, Mr. Williams, who was intoxicated, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado well above the speed limit and in the wrong direction on Austell Road.
Aug. 16, 2014 — Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announces that a Marietta man will spend five years in prison for the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist that occurred in April 2013.
Damon Thomas Latuch, 28, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to homicide by vehicle in the first degree.
Assistant District Attorney Marty First said the evidence would show that Mr. Latuch had been out drinking at a bar with friends in the hours before the fatal crash on April 10, 2013, that he had been told at two different times in those hours that he was too drunk to drive, and that he had refused to let someone else drive.