Sentencing Today for Man who Supplied Alcohol to Harlan Teen


July 28th, 2011 by admin

Sentencing is scheduled for today in the case of a Crescent man accused of supplying alcohol that resulted in the death of a Harlan teenager last fall.

27-year-old Dustin Thomas pled guilty to supplying alcohol to an underage person resulting in death last week. He could face as much as five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Nine other people had been charged in the incident where minors had been drinking at a party.

Thomas was arrested in February on accusations that he provided alcohol that resulted in the death of 17-year-old Julio Caceres. On October 11 Caceres died as a result of injuries suffered in the alcohol incident the previous weekend

Thomas had admitted to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation that he bought a bottle of Black Velvet that Caceres drank at the party.

Charges were filed following an investigation by the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation.