The preliminary hearing for Theadore Horman, accused of involvement in a fatal crash late last month, has been continued as the prosecution seeks additional charges.
Horman, 26, was charged with aggravated assault while driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance and driving under the influence Aug. 28, the CDT previously reported. A Subaru Outback reportedly driven by Horman was traveling westbound on Penns Valley Road when it rear-ended a horse and buggy.
Daniel K. Beiler, Jr. reportedly suffered fatal injuries in the crash and died Friday, the CDT reported. A female passenger was injured as well, and the horse was killed at the scene.
Horman appeared Wednesday before District Judge Thomas Jordan on the initial charges of assault, however the prosecution requested a continuance, saying since the initial charges were filed, the circumstances have changed. The prosecution indicated the state would be seeking to add homicide by vehicle charges to the case as well.
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Horman’s attorney, Patrick Klena, objected to the continuance, saying that none of the facts have changed since the crash and also sought a bail modification of 10 percent of the $75,000 bail set by Jordan.
Jordan denied the bail modification, saying he was familiar with Horman and his apparent lack of a stable address. He also granted the continuance, noting that Horman’s hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 20.