VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A man convicted in a crash that killed his friend has been located in Belize, according to the Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.
On March 1, a jury found Cameron Paul Crockett, 23, guilty of involuntary manslaughter and recommended a prison sentence of five years.
The sentencing phase of the trial was set to begin in March, but Crockett never showed up . He was then indicted for felony failure to appear.
Macie Pridgen with the Viginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney's Office told WAVY.com Crockett was recently located and arrested in Belize, where he remains in custody at this time. He will be extradited back to Virginia Beach, however, a date has not yet been set.
In Dec. 2008, Crockett was behind the wheel when he hit a tree on Wolfsnare Road. His friend, John "Jack" Korte, was a passenger in the car and died at the scene.
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