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Lowery, Best found guilty in death of Montgomery Co. Sheriff Ladson O'Connor

A jury in Cochran, GA has found James Lowery and Dixie Best guilty a chase that resulted in the death of Montgomery Co. Sheriff Ladson O'Connor.

O'Connor was killed after he wrecked his truck during the high-speed chase that began in Toombs County and traveled into Montgomery County. 

Lowery was found guilty of seven counts, including felony murder. Best was found guilty of three counts, including attempted murder and aggravated assault on a state trooper.

Best has been sentenced to 20 years, with 10 to serve in prison and 10 to serve on probation. Lowery has been sentenced to 30 years, to run concurrent with a previous sentence from related charges in Toombs County.  

Our Dal Cannady will bring you more on this story coming up on THE News. 

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