A preliminary hearing for Roy L. Maney, the man accused of being responsible for a fatal five-car accident in Prairie Village last fall, has been continued so his new defense counsel has time to prepare.
Maney is charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence. He was arrested after the Oct. 11 crash that claimed the life of Tiffany Mogenson, 30, of Prairie Village. He has been in the Johnson County jail since his arrest even though bond was set at $200,000 in October. The bond carried several conditions, including house arrest.
Maney changed attorneys less than two weeks before his preliminary hearing. His new attorney, Mark Anthony Dupree, asked for the continuance during a hearing on Friday before Johnson County District Court Judge Brenda Cameron. Maney appeared in court in jail clothes and escorted by deputies.
Police arrested Maney when he fled on foot from the accident scene at the 75th and Roe intersection. Maney, 32, of Shawnee, had been driving a black Mercedes east on 75th Street at high speed when the accident occurred.
Court records show that he has previous arrests including assault, theft, speeding, no license and no insurance. A domestic battery charge was dismissed.
His next hearing is not expected until at least April.