Farthing Pleads Guilty For Causing Death Of Hinton Man

A Raleigh County man pleaded guilty in Raleigh County Circuit Court on January 11 for the 2020 death of Kenneth Isaiah Brown following a vehicle collision on Interstate 64.

According to the indictment filed in Raleigh County, Nicholas Robert Farthing, 36, was driving a vehicle while in an impaired state on April 13, 2020, when he was involved in the wreck that led to the death of 23-year-old Hinton resident Kenneth Isaiah Brown.

Farthing was originally indicted by a Raleigh County Grand Jury on September 17, 2020, on one count of DUI causing death and one count of negligent homicide.

In his guilty plea, Farthing admitted to one count of driving impaired causing death. As a result of the plea, Farthing faces a prison sentence of 3-15 years and a $1,000-$3,000 fine.

Farthing is currently at Southern Regional Jail where he will await sentencing, which will take place at a later date.


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