2 men sentenced for Atkinson Co. drive-by shooting

2 men sentenced for Atkinson Co. drive-by shooting
(Atkinson County Sheriff)

PEARSON, GA (WALB) - Humberto Ocampo and Omar Venegas, both 21, pled guilty to their part in an Atkinson County drive-by shooting from 2017, Alapaha District Attorney Dick Perryman said Tuesday .

Venegas pled guilty to aggravated assault and received a 10 year prison sentence. If he does get paroled, he will be banished from more than 15 south Georgia counties.

Ocampo pled guilty to aggravated assault and received a sentence of 20 years with the first seven years to be spent in prison. Ocampo will also be banished from Atkinson, Clinch, Lanier, Cook and Berrien counties for his entire 20 year sentence.

“I’m proud of these convictions and glad that we were able to send these dangerous men off,” Perryman said.

“I hope this will serve as a reminder to others out there that my office will continue aggressive prosecution of violent crimes. The Pearson Police Department and Atkinson County Sheriff’s Office did a great job in this matter and we could not have secured this plea if it were not for their skillful investigation. I am especially proud of the hard work that Assistant District Attorney Jason Cain put into this case,” the district attorney said.

Perryman believes the incident was gang related to the criminal street gang known as “SUR 13.”

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