A plea docket set for Joel Benjamin Kassen, 24, has been reset for Jan. 8 in Kay County District Court.
Kassen was originally charged with second degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Cody Grantham who died in a one-vehicle accident in September of 2015.
On April 19 the murder charge was dismissed, however Kassen still faces a felony charge of conspiracy.
Police report Kassen and Grantham were passengers in a 2004 Ford F-350 pickup driven by 19 year old Daltyn Ryan Stout.
Stout, lost control of the vehicle which rolled multiple times and flipped once ejecting Grantham. Stout was reported as being drunk.
On Aug. 18 Stout entered an Alford Plea to felony charges of first degree manslaughter and conspiracy and was sentenced to 20 years in prison with all but 10 of those years suspended.
Police report Kassen is accused of purchasing a 30-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon and a six pack of Apple Ale with Stout’s credit card the evening of the accident.
The pair reportedly had been drinking before picking up Grantham.
An employee of the liquor store where the beer was purchased reportedly told police that she remembered selling the alcohol to Kassen because she carried it to the truck for him since he was on crutches.
Police Sgt. Rob Hughes reports finding four empty Pabst Blue Ribbon cans at the scene of the accident.
Kassen faces up to 10 years in prison and or a $5,000 fine if convicted.