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January 18, 2018

Haywood County Man Convicted in Vehicle Deaths

A prominent Haywood County real estate agent was convicted in the motor vehicle death of two people. Billy Norris Case of Maggie Valley  was sentenced to 60 days in prison, suspended for 24 months of unsupervised probation to be served consecutively.
District Court Judge Richard Walker found Case guilty of two counts of death by vehicle relating to the June 6, 2015, motor vehicle accident that took the life of Joseph Dunlap and his wife Michelle Dunlap.
The Dunlaps were riding their Harley Davidson motorcycle to the Shriners Parade taking place that day in Maggie Valley.
Case and a friend were leaving the parking area of the Dollar General Store in Maggie Valley and proceeded to cross U.S. 19/ 276, intending to head east out of town when they hit the motorcyclists. The Dunlaps were ejected from their motorcycle in the accident. Joseph died at the scene and Michelle died shortly thereafter.
Case’s attorney gave a verbal notice of appeal to the court in the case.


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