Trial date set for attempted murder caseA judge set a tentative trial date of June 22 for a Dickinson man accused of running over his wife in December during a pretrial conference Tuesday afternoon at the Stark County Courthouse.
A judge set a tentative trial date of June 22 for a Dickinson man accused of running over his wife in December during a pretrial conference Tuesday afternoon at the Stark County Courthouse.
Tyler Pelton, 29, is charged with a misdemeanor of driving under suspension, felony attempted murder and felony aggravated assault, along with protection order violation misdemeanor. He pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and aggravated assault in March.
Judge Zane Anderson gave Stark County State’s Attorney Tom Henning a week to file a consolidation request, a continuance request and gather a list of witnesses.
Pelton can consider a plea agreement until one week prior to trial, Henning said.
He faces a maximum of 31 years in prison and a fine of $22,000 for three charges (excluding the protection order), according to a previous Press article.
He is accused of running over his wife on Dec. 11 during an argument, according to court records. He allegedly said something along the lines of “I’m going to show you what it’s like to lie there and to die alone.”
She then looked up and saw a vehicle coming at her, which she identified as Pelton’s truck. It struck her side and she fell to the ground, according to a previous Press article.
He put her facedown in the back of his pickup and took her home, according to a previous Press article.
She allegedly begged him to take her to the hospital, which he later did, according to a previous article.
Pelton allegedly apologized for his actions and made his wife promise not to tell anybody.
She had approximately 8 inches of her colon removed and 50 percent of her diaphragm (removed),” according to a previous Press article.
Pelton allegedly tried to contact his wife through a third party letter, which was prohibited under a court order, leading to the violation of the protection order and a bond order, according to a Press article.
Pelton’s three children are also included in these orders.
If the case goes to trial it will last three days and there will be a 12-person jury.
Pelton’s bond was set at $100,000 cash on Dec. 17, according to a previous Press article. He is being held at the Southwest Multi County Correction Center in Dickinson.