The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on September 5, 2019, Circuit Judge Ana Maria Garcia accepted Dylan Morris’ plea to DUI Manslaughter, a second-degree felony, and sentenced Morris to 12 years in the Department of Corrections.
The State was prepared to prove that on October 27, 2017, Morris was traveling north on his motorcycle on Clara Avenue. As he approached the intersection of Clara Avenue and State Road 392, he ran a stop sign, causing him to collide with a motorcycle traveling westbound on State Road 392, being operated by Joaquin M. Carmargo of Bainbridge, GA. Mr. Carmargo sustained fatal injuries in the collision. At the time of the crash, Morris had a blood alcohol content of .127, in excess of the legal limit of .08.
The case was investigated by the Panama City Beach Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Mark E. Graham of the Major Crimes Division.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.