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Man Charged in Fatal Hit and Run Faces Harsher Max Penalties

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Instead of reaching a plea agreement, more charges are filed against Timothy Menges.

He is the man accused of being behind the wheel of a fatal hit and run last November.

Timothy Menges was scheduled for a change of plea hearing in Stark County Tuesday, but a plea deal is now dead in the water.

That's according to Stark County prosecutor Tom Henning who has filed an additional charge against Menges.

Menges is already facing a possible five years in prison if found guilty of negligent homicide--a class C Felony.

Just last week, Henning charged Menges with an additional offense of leaving the scene of an accident involving death which is a Class B felony.

Menges is accused of hitting Tracy Freer with his pickup in the parking lot of the Queen City Motel in Dickinson. Freer died from his injuries.

Officers arrested Menges in March after a tip connected him to the fatal hit and run.

Today in court, the judge talked about consolidating the two cases.

If both charges are combined, Menges could now face a much harsher maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a 15-thousand dollar fine.

"It's not just about him having caused the death negligently of another human being, then he failed to remain at the scene, and so I just felt it was appropriate and necessary to recognize that additional factor." says Stark County State's Attorney Tom Henning.

A preliminary hearing for Menges' new charge of "leaving the scene of an accident involving death" is set for September.

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