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Teen to be charged as adult

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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On Monday, a male juvenile was formally charged for his alleged involvement in the Fentanyl overdose of a 17-year-old Clay City girl on New Year's Day.

According to Clay County Circuit Court records, Judge Joseph Trout waived Cody Levi Sebade, 17, Clay City, into adult court on allegations he was involved in the death of Haley Bryan. He was charged with class B felony dealing in a Schedule I controlled substance, D felony possession of controlled substance, D felony theft and D felony maintaining a common nuisance.

On Jan. 1, 2010, Bryan, 17, Clay City, died at St. Vincent Clay Hospital of an alleged overdose after she and three friends smoked the drug contained in a stolen Fentanyl Transdermal System pain patch.

During the initial investigation, officials learned Sebade and Jessie Allen Sowers, 18, Bowling Green, allegedly stole a Fentanyl Transdermal pain patch from an undisclosed individual for the group.

Within a few minutes of ingestion, Bryan apparently showed symptoms of an overdose and lost consciousness. The remaining three individuals allegedly drove around county roads in the Clay City and Bowling Green area for almost an hour before deciding to take Bryan to the hospital at 7:30 p.m.

During Monday's court proceedings, Trout appointed attorney Geoffrey Creason to act as public defender in the matter. Sebade entered a not guilty plea on all counts and a jury trial was tentatively scheduled for Aug. 2.

Bond was set at $25,000 with 10 percent allowed. If Sebade is able to bond out, Trout ordered the following conditions:

* That he be placed on electronic in-home detention, and

* He have no contact with individuals in the matter, including the Bryan family and the co-defendants in the case.

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, Jessie Allen Sowers, 18, Bowling Green, was formally charged with (count 1) class B felony dealing or delivering a controlled schedule 1 substance, (count 2) class D felony possession of a controlled substance, (count 3) class D felony conspiracy to commit theft, two class A misdemeanor charges (counts 4 and 5) of false informing and interference with the reporting of a crime and (count 6) a class B misdemeanor charge of visiting a common nuisance.

Attorney Jason Brown is representing Sowers in the matter, which was recently reset for jury trial on Aug. 2.

After receiving a reduced bond of $10,000 (with 10 percent allowed) on Jan. 19, Sowers is currently on electronic in-home detention and ordered to not have any contact with individuals in the matter, including the Bryan family and the co-defendants in the case.

Officials initially confirmed the female suspect was placed on electronic home detention to await further juvenile court proceedings, but no further information is available because juvenile records are sealed.


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"According to Clay County Circuit Court records, Judge Joseph Trout waived Cody Levi Sebade, 17, Clay City, into adult court on allegations he was involved in the death of Haley Bryan. He was charged with class B felony dealing in a Schedule I controlled substance, D felony possession of controlled substance, D felony theft and D felony maintaining a common nuisance."

Where are the charges related to the death, itself? If he's not charged with anything like that, why was it even mentioned in the paragraph?

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Thu, Apr 29, 2010, at 2:52 PM

As tragic as it is I think these young people are facing serious enough charges. It's very sad what happend but NO ONE held a gun to her head either, I'm almost certain this wasn't the first drug she took a risk with. Yes it was wrong what they done but they all were involved good, bad, or ugly. It was illegal for me to smoke cigarettes and drink beer when I was underage but guess what?

I did it and I even stole it from my parents, not htat I was a bad kid but because I was silly never dreamed of anyone getting hurt, but I once was drinking wiht other teens and one of them went into convulsions and it scared me to death I didn't know what to do and I thought he was going to die, Thank God he never. But that image has stuck with me for MANY years and that's one reason I don't drink now. But anyways my point is I NEVER dreamed of anything happening where someone could die it was all about having fun and unfortunately I took crazy risks too and could have very well been in these kids shoes. You don't think but no matter what punishment these kids get it won't be nothing compared to the mental and emotional trauma they will face the rest of their lives. My heart goes out to all these kids and families involved. I know that it is very hard to lose a child and in one way or another all 4 families have suffered a traumatic loss. Good Luck

-- Posted by ape1 on Thu, Apr 29, 2010, at 4:18 PM

My heart goes out to Haley's family and all these kids and their families too. No matter how you try to raise them to do the right thing they are still "curious kids" that make wrong choices. We all have done stupid things maybe not to this extent but stupid things. Unfortunatley someone loss their life. I agree with ape1 that not only these kids but unfortunatley Haley made a very bad mistake that night and probably other nights too.

-- Posted by Innocent on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 8:04 AM


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