(UPDATE 12/20/16 8:10 a.m.)- Since June of 2016, Ryan Pliler, 32, has had his case continued multiple times. Pliler appeared yesterday in Ray County Circuit Court for a continued hearing.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for January 31, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Pliler was formally charged earlier this year with one count each of involuntary manslaughter, 2nd degree assault, driving an unregistered vehicle, and driving without a seat belt. Charges stem from an accident that killed his father Robert Pliler.
UPDATE: (06-15-16)- Ryan D. Pliler remains in custody following a hearing Wednesday, June 15 where his cash only bond of $75,000 was amended to allow for a corporate surety. The amendment however did leave special bond conditions in place. Pliler is set to appear for a Pre-Emptory Docket Hearing July 19, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. in the Courtroom of the Ray Circuit Division.
RAY COUNTY, Mo. – A Richmond, Mo., man has been charged with several allegations, including manslaughter and assault.
According to a probable cause statement, Ray County authorities responded to the scene of a car accident on East 154th Street to find a white Ford F-150 pick-up truck resting on its passenger side in a creek, the area around it scattered with coolers and beer bottles.
Ryan D. Pliler, 32, stated he was the one driving the truck. He said he and passengers, Robert Pliler, 57, Joseph Cole, 46, and James Hankins, 42, were driving back from a tractor pull in Braymer, Mo. He said he and his father, Robert, had been arguing and were driving on gravel roads to “hash stuff out”.
Pliler said he was going around a curve when his father, who was sitting behind him, reached up and jerked the steering wheel, causing them to crash. Hankins also said Robert had jerked the steering wheel.
Robert was transported to Ray County Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Ryan Pliler stated he’d had six cans of beer and was asked to take a preliminary breath test, which found his Blood Alcohol Content to be over the presumptive limit. Upon administering further tests, officials smelled intoxicants when he spoke and observed his eyes to be bloodshot
Pliler has been formally charged with one count each of involuntary manslaughter, 2nd degree assault, driving an unregistered vehicle, and driving without a seat belt.
An arrest warrant was issued for Pliler Monday, June 13, 2016, and a cash or corporate surety bond has been set at $75,000. Pliler is due to appear in court at 9:30 a.m. July 19, 2016, in Ray County.