Motor vehicle homicide suspect bound over to District Court

The man charged with motor vehicle homicide in a two vehicle accident last Friday that killed a Bayard man has been bound over to District Court after a preliminary hearing on the charge Friday afternoon.

54 year old Arlyn Kreman died a mile east of Minatare from injuries suffered in the early morning crash on Highway 26. His wife Shirley, who was driving, was injured but survived.

24 year old Christopher Perry, a former Rushville resident who presented a Utah drivers license with no address, was also charged with driving drunk with a Blood Alcohol Content of over .15 and no valid operator's license. Perry could receive from 1-20 years in prison if convicted on the motor vehicle homicide charge

Court documents say Kreman was riding in the east bound car when their car was struck on the passenger side by the westbound vehicle driven by Perry.

Deputy Scotts Bluff County Attorney Scott Blaha, the acting coroner on the case, said it looked like Perry's vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane.

The court document says the investigating trooper was told by Perry that he got into an argument with his girlfriend while drinking and left home. Perry told the trooper he got lost while trying to evade a pursuing car, woke up in a ditch and does not remember the accident. Perry said in court he was unemployed and trying to get back in the military.

Perry will have his first appearance in Scotts Bluff County District Court on October 4th.

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