Deputy’s trial date scheduled Aug. 2
Attorneys in the case against a local law enforcement officer have rescheduled a pre-trial hearing that was delayed in April and have also set the date for a jury trial in Leavenworth County District Court.
Robert L. Peterman, a Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department deputy, is charged in district court with vehicular homicide. The charges stem from Peterman's alleged role in the Dec. 2004 death of Jared Moore, a 19-year-old volunteer firefighter with the Fairmount Township Fire Department.
In April, a pre-trial hearing in the case against Peterman was delayed because of scheduling conflict. The pre-trial hearing has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12.
Also, a spokesman for the Leavenworth County Attorney's Office said a jury trial will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. The trial will last a day or two at most, the spokesman said.
On Dec. 29, 2004, Peterman's police cruiser collided with Moore's civilian vehicle at the intersection of 155th Street and Donahoo Road. Both men 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, Peterman would face either probation or a year in prison.