Yeargin sentenced to house arrest

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The Piedmont man charged with fatally injuring a man who was walking along SC Hwy. 86 last October has been sentenced to house arrest. Varick Scott Kimbrell, 43, was walking near the Piedmont Plaza shopping center on Hwy. 86 when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Jason Yeargin, who then drove away.

Yeargin was initially charged with felony driving under the influence, possession of controlled substances and hit and run resulting in death. He plead guilty to a reduced charge of reckless homicide and was sentences to three years of house arrest followed by five years probation.

According to Assistant Solicitor Lauren Price, Kimbrell’s family agreed with a reduced sentence. Yeargin’s attorney said the two families also settled a civil action, with undisclosed terms.