NEBRASKA CITY – Joshua Fuller, 50, of Nebraska City entered a plea Monday regarding a Dec. 2 incident that was investigated as a fatal, hit-and-run at a Nebraska City trailer park Dec. 2.
In a plea agreement, the state dismissed a manslaughter charge and reduced a motor vehicle homicide charge to a misdemeanor that carries a maximum of a year in prison. Fuller entered a guilty plea to leaving the scene of an injury accident, which could carry a sentence of up to four years and a $25,000 fine.
The sentence could also include license revocation for up to 15 years, but Public Defender Michael Ziskey said the state agreed to remain silent at sentencing regarding license revocation on count 2. Judge Julie Smith said license revocation could be considered under misdemeanor charge of count three.
Deputy Otoe County Attorney Sarah Wiltse told the court that Fuller left the scene after the rear, driver’s side tire ran over the woman. He was arrested in Warrensburg, Mo.
She said Fuller told police that 44-year-old Shannon Robinson came out of their house and grabbed a hold of the mirror on the truck. Fuller reportedly told her to let go because he would not stop and told police she continued to run alongside the truck after letting go.
Witnesses say the woman fell and was run over by a tire. Robinson was later pronounced dead a trauma center.
Sentencing is scheduled on Aug. 16.