A Crossett man will likely plead guilty in court this week for his alleged role in the death of a young woman in a vehicle crash, his attorney said.
Dylan Cone is set for disposition in 10th Judicial District Court Wednesday, Sept. 5. He will appear before Judge Sam Pope at the Chicot County courthouse for disposition on manslaughter charges filed in Ashley County.
Cone was charged in November 2017 in connection with the Aug. 20 vehicle accident that caused the death of 21-year-old Kenyetta Thomas of Crossett.
Wednesday’s hearing follows a forensic mental evaluation that found Cone fit to proceed. Dr. Myeoung Kim performed the evaluation.
Defense council Denise McMillan said Cone will enter a guilty plea Wednesday and is expected to be sentenced to seven years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
In Arkansas, manslaughter includes when a person recklessly causes the death of another person.
Witnesses for the state indicated that Cone was driving recklessly prior to the accident that took the life of Thomas, who was a passenger in the vehicle he was driving.
According to witnesses, Cone was swerving back and forth on the road before the 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse he was driving southbound on Arkansas 133 N., left the right side of the road, became airborne and eventually came to a rest after colliding with two trees.