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Manslaughter Charges Filed in Crash That Killed Deputy DPW Director

Arkansas man also faces battery charge, up to 22 years in prison for accident that also seriously injured borough administrator and his brother.

An Arkansas man could face more than 20 years in prison and $30,000 in fines for his alleged role in a fatal accident in April that claimed the life of Chatham Borough's deputy director of public works and seriously injured the municipality's administrator and his brother.

James T. Hearon, of Wade, Ark., has been charged with manslaughter, which is a "C" felony under Arkansas law that carries a penalty of 3 to 10 years in jail and/or a $10,000 fine for the death of Charles Dziedzic, according to Lonoke County Prosecutor Chuck Graham.

Hearon also faces two counts of second-degree battery, a "D" felony in Arkansas, for the injuries to Robert and George Falzarano. Each count has a penalty of up to six years in jail and/or a $10,000.

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