Mickey Mosher Arraignment

By: Tamara Evans
By: Tamara Evans

Last Friday 54-year-old Mickey Mosher of Warsaw, Ind., was indicted on two counts of wanton murder, one count of first-degree assault, four counts of wanton endangerment, possession of marijuana, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The charges stem from a June 3, 2006, crash on Highway 79 that claimed the lives of auto dealer Cornelius Martin and bank executive Brooks Mitchell, both of Bowling Green.

Authorities say Mosher's truck crossed the center line and hit the motorcycles the men were riding on.

A third driver, Bill Leachman, was injured in the crash.

"Obviously the nature of the charges are serious and what happened to the victims is as serious as it can be,” said Charles Orange, Logan Commonwealth attorney.

In a previous interview with WBKO,Mosher said she wasn't under the influence at the time of the accident.

Today toxicology results handed down in court state differently.

On Thur., Aug. 17, 2006, Orange released a toxicology report in court saying that Mosher was under the influence of marijuana when the accident occurred and that she had possibly used it up to three hours before.

Based on Friday's grand jury charges that were handed down for Mosher, Orange has now asked the judge for a bond review.

"We of course asked for an enhancement of the bond which the judge denied, but he did grant part of our request. He took the drivers license of the defendant in the courts possession,” Orange said.

"He did suspend her driver’s license and ordered her to report to probation and pretrial while pending this case,” said Stewart Wheeler, defense attorney.

Mosher returned home to Indiana on Aug. 17, 2006 with a trial date set for Feb. 12, 2007. Mosher's attorney, Wheeler, says it's far too early to say he's optimistic about this case just yet.

"As I said from the beginning, this is a tough case because we've lost two very influential businessmen out of Warren County and certainly Ms. Mosher wishes it weren't the case. We can't undo what's happened, so no, I’m not optimistic but by the same token, I think she'll be treated fairly in this court.”

Judge Tyler Gill denied the request by Orange to have Mosher's bond increased to $100,000.

Mosher was released on June 23, 2006, when her family posted ten percent of her $50,000 bond.

Mosher's pre-trial hearing is set for Sept. 14, 2006.



Refer the links below for documents used in Mickey Mosher's Arraignment:
Motion Regarding Bond and Conditions
Toxicology Reports
Letter From State Medical Examiner's Office


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