The 27-year old man who was driving down Medical Center Parkway when he hit and killed 38-year old Geoffriau Christian Powell in 2012 has plead guilty in that case.
Evan Childress from Brentwood was said to be driving while intoxicated when his car struck Powell in front of Thornton's Gas Station. Powell, who was a Taxi Driver from Goodlettsville, Tennessee, died at the scene.
You may recall, Childress told police he was not driving when the accident occurred. Childress said that his drug dealer who goes by the name of “Andrew” was driving the car. Witnesses on the scene told investigators that Childress was the only one in the car at the time of the accident. That story changed when he recently appeared in court to face the vehicular homicide by intoxication charge.
WGNS confirmed on Thursday morning, Childress was sentenced to 12-years behind bars, but that was suspended and he will be required to serve 90-days in jail and then he will be placed on state supervised probation for the remainder of the 12-years. If he violates probation while serving the 12-years, he runs the risk of having to serve the full term in a state correctional facility.
Looking back, Childress was accused of wrecking his car into a Nashville taxi cab and killing the driver on Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro on December 8th. 25-Year old Evan Thomas Childress of Brentwood was charged with vehicular homicide and his third DUI in a Rutherford County general sessions courtroom on March 7th when he appeared for a hearing. In a bizarre twist though, Childress claimed he was not driving his car at the time of the accident.
Killed in the wreck was 38-year old Geoffriau Christian Powell. The Goodlettsville resident worked for Taxi USA of Tennessee.
The suspect, who works for an electrical contractor in Williamson County, told police that he was not driving his Toyota Camry when the wreck occurred. Childress said that his drug dealer who goes by the name of “Andrew” was driving the car. Witnesses on the scene told investigators that Childress was the only one in the car at the time of the accident. Witnesses also saw Childress trying to get out of the driver’s side door after the fatal collision occurred.
The car that Childress was driving was registered to his father.
Childress was charged with vehicular homicide, his third DUI, violation of the implied consent law and driving on a revoked license.