Drug case proceeds against Heartland man accused of killing Amish boy


    The Drakesville, Iowa, man accused of killing an Amish boy will be arraigned on felony drug charges next week.

    Online court records show that Terry Petary will be in a Davis County Courtroom on Friday after being charged with two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver.

    The criminal complaints says that on two different days in June of 2018, Petary sold methamphetamine to an person acting as a confidential informant for law enforcement.

    Petary faces 25 years in prison on each those charges.

    KTVO viewers will remember that Petary is also charged with vehicular homicide.

    That charge comes from the fatal hit and run that took the life of nine-year-old Merlin Beechy.

    That also happened in June of 2018.

    Petary was already in jail for the death of Merlin Beechy when he was charged in the drug case.

    Petary is scheduled to face a Davis County jury in March in that case.

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