Valdosta Daily Times

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July 12, 2014

Man sentenced to prison

Gets five-year sentence for vehicular homicide

VALDOSTA — A man charged with vehicular homicide in the 2011 death of a Naylor woman was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

Sheila Faye Lamb, 47, was killed Aug. 25, 2011, in a head-on collision just north of Moody Air Force Base on Bemiss Road. Lamb was traveling southbound when her vehicle was struck by a truck traveling northbound that had crossed into her lane, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Lamb was killed instantly, but the driver of the truck, Jesse Cade Noah, 29, was ejected from the vehicle and taken to a hospital for medical care that included surgery, according to reports.

Lamb was an employee at Moody Air Force Base where she worked with children at the Youth Center, and her husband, former Lanier County Commissioner Johnny Lamb, is a retired Air Force chief master sergeant.

Noah was 26 years old at the time of the crash and was charged with homicide by vehicle in the first degree and reckless driving. Noah was also charged with driving under the influence and cocaine possession, but those charges were eventually dropped, said Carla Williams, victims services coordinator.

Noah pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and appeared Thursday before Southern Circuit Judge Richard Cowart at the Lowndes County Jail courtroom for sentencing.

For the vehicular homicide charge, Noah was sentenced to spend five years in prison and 10 years on probation and was fined $2,500. For reckless driving, Noah was sentenced to 12 months in the state penal system to be served concurrently and was fined $1,000.

Noah will no longer be allowed to drive a vehicle or apply for a driver’s license, and he was also ordered to pay $17,834.30 in restitution to Lamb’s family for funeral expenses and counseling, Williams said.

Before his sentencing, Noah emotionally addressed the court and apologized to Lamb’s family. Johnny Lamb delivered an impact statement to the court in which he said his wife was a kind person who is missed every day by him and their three daughters, said Williams.

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