Jay Holcomb pleads guilty to vehicular homicide


CLEVELAND, Ga. – A Cleveland man has been sentenced to 15 years, with 14 to serve, in prison and four more on probation after he pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in connection with a 2017 wreck that killed Easton Cain, 3, in the Ingles parking lot in Cleveland.

Jay Holcomb, 37, also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs, reckless driving and driving with an expired license. Senior Judge Richard Winegarden imposed the sentence.

Holcomb is no stranger to law enforcement. He was arrested for DUI in 2001 when he was legally under age and again in 2002, 2003, 2008 and 2013. He was not prosecuted on the first two arrests because the District Attorney’s office allowed the statute of limitations to expire.

He is the son of White County District 2 Commissioner Lyn Holcomb.

There is also a civil suit bending about what insurance applies to the vehicle Holcomb was driving.


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