Archive for Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Deputy’s trial set in fatal accident

April 20, 2005

A jury trial has been scheduled in Leavenworth County District Court for a sheriff's deputy who is charged in the death of a Fairmount Township firefighter.

Robert L. Peterman, a Leavenworth County sheriff's deputy, is charged with vehicular homicide. The charges stem from Peterman's alleged role in the December 2004 death of Jared Moore, a 19-year-old volunteer firefighter with the Fairmount Township Fire Department.

A pre-trial hearing has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. May 12.

And a spokesman for the Leavenworth County attorney's office said a jury trial will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 2. The trial will last a day or two at most, the spokesman said.

On Dec. 29, 2004, Peterman's patrol cruiser collided with Moore's civilian vehicle at the intersection of 155th Street and Donahoo Road. Both public servants were on their way to the scene of an injury accident.

Moore died as result of injuries sustained in the crash. After reviewing a Kansas Highway Patrol investigation report into the accident, the district attorney's office filed charges against Peterman.

The charge against Peterman is a misdemeanor. If convicted, he would face either probation or up to a year in prison.

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