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Man given time to hire attorney

By The Mercury

An Ogden man accused of fleeing the scene of a serious accident earlier this month in Ogden has been granted a continuance so he can hire an attorney.

Riley County District Magistrate Judge William Malcolm told Johnny Cossey, 38, of Ogden, that he has until his next hearing to hire an attorney. Malcolm scheduled Cossey to appear again on June 10 at 1 p.m.

Cossey faces one count of failing to stop at an accident that resulted in great bodily harm for an incident that occurred on April 8.

At about 4:30 p.m. that day, Cossey was driving north on Walnut Street across Riley Avenue in a 2004 Lincoln LS. The car collided in the intersection with two motorcycles that were traveling west on Riley Avenue.

Police identified the operators of the motorcycles as James Garrett III, 48, and Steven Cannon Jr., 29, both of Ogden.

Garrett was flown by Life Star helicopter to Via Christi Hospital in Wichita. Cannon was transported by Riley County EMS to Mercy Regional Health Center.

Riley County police arrested Cossey later that night. He was held on a $7,000 bond.

Court documents show Cossey posted bond on April 9.

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