A 47-year-old man accused of being behind the wheel in a fatal hit and run accident pleads "not guilty" to a second charge.
Timothy Menges already entered a plea of "not guilty" to negligent homicide--a Class C felony.
Monday he plead not guilty to an additional offense of "leaving the scene of an accident involving death or serious injury."-- a Class B felony.
Menges is accused of being behind the wheel last November in Dickinson when Tracy Freer was struck and killed at the Queen City Motel parking lot.
Officers arrested Menges in March after connecting him to the fatal hit and run.
Prosecutors added the additional charge in early July.
"Not guilty your honor." says Menges.
If both charges are combined, Menges could face a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a 15 thousand dollar fine.
Tracy Freer's family and loved ones have filled the courtrooms at nearly every hearing.
His wife Roberta says although they're glad for the additional charge, they are now nearing the one year anniversary of when Tracy was killed, and they want closure.
"Maybe some justice will get served out of it, if they don't plead it out." says John.
"We're thankful we're getting more time, very thankful for that, Henning got another charge on which is great but it's becoming torture for us dragging it out."
Tracy Freer was killed on November 21st 2012.