The man who caused the fatal crash in 2022 that stemmed from a police chase pleaded guilty to murder last month.
Joey Jarvis, 19, accepted a plea deal for murder and also pleaded guilty to two counts of engaging in organized crime. The sentence for each charge was 10 years, which he will concurrently serve. He has also been accused of over a dozen offenses related to the crash, according to the Dallas County district attorney’s office.
The car chase occurred in November of 2022. Garland Police Department attempted to stop a Chevrolet Tahoe was was thought to have been linked to several thefts of automotive shops that occurred in Arlington, Dallas, Duncanville, Garland and other cities in North Texas, according to The Dallas Morning News.
The car wrecked in the Dallas area of Lake Highlands in the 12200 block of Greenville Avenue during the pursuit. One of the five occupants in the Tahoe, a 16-year-old, died, authorities said. Two others were injured and taken to a hospital. Additionally detained in relation to the incident was Bernabe Giles for engaging in criminal activity. Many of their crimes were caught on camera and the suspects were seen armed. After searching the Tahoe, officers found 5 firearms: three AR-15’s and two handguns.
The state was unable to prove who the driver actually was, which resulted in 15 of Jarvis’ 18 charges being dropped, Jarvis’ attorney, Phillip Haye’s, told The Dallas Morning News.