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Gregg County man sentenced to 40 years for murder

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Charles Ray Owens (Source: Michigan Department of Corrections) Charles Ray Owens (Source: Michigan Department of Corrections)

A Gregg County man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for a 2010 car accident that killed a Longview man.

Charles Ray Owens Jr., 37,  was found guilty of murder on Tuesday and sentenced on Wednesday for the car accident. 

According Harrison County DPS, troopers were pursuing a white pick-up truck driven by Owens of Longview. Owens had a warrant for his arrest for burglary out of Michigan. Although he was originally from Michigan, he was currently living and working in Longview.

The high-speed chase ended when Owens' truck entered the intersection of East Loop 281 and Page Road and T-boned a burgundy Honda Accord, killing the driver, 62-year-old Robert E. Smith of Longview.

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