A Jennings County judge rejected Thursday a guilty plea to a drinking charge by a Seymour woman facing an unrelated reckless homicide charge in Jackson County.
Brianne E. Maynard, 18, had planned to plead guilty to illegal consumption of alcohol, a Class C misdemeanor, during a change of plea hearing Thursday morning, but Jennings Superior Court Judge Gary Lee Smith refused that agreement.
Deputy Prosecutor Donna Marsh declined to discuss Smith’s decision but said the case is now back in the hands of Maynard and her attorney, Bradley A. Johnson of Seymour.
Johnson, who could not be reached for comment, could try to work out a new plea agreement with the prosecutor’s office or the case could go to trial, Marsh said.
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