Drakesville Man Admits Guilt In Killing Of Amish Boy, Also Pleads Guilty To Drug charges

Terry Petary, the Drakesville man accused of hitting and killing an Amish boy in Davis County last June has now admitted his responsibility in the boys death. He has pled guilty to four felony charges, the most serious being vehicular homicide. Authorities say that he hit and killed 9 year old Merlin Beechy and seriously injured his brother while they walked along the roadway while he was driving without lights on in rural Davis County. At the time of the accident Petary was also being investigated for drug trafficking. In that case he is facing two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, with Intent to Deliver more than Five Grams of Methamphetamine. He has decided to plead guilty in that case as well.. The drug charges are both a class “B” felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. He faces up to 10 years on the vehicular homicide charge. He remains in a Davis County jail on the $20k cash only bond.