September 21, 2014

Edgerton woman pleads not guilty to shooting

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
An Edgerton woman accused of shooting her sister in September has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted premeditated first degree murder.
Ashley Tharet, 29, appeard in Johnson County District Court on Nov. 4 for a scheduled preliminary hearing and then waived her right to the hearing.
Tharet was bound over and arraigned on the charges and then pleaded not guilty.
The defense requested a continuance.
Her next court appearance will be a scheduling conference at 9 a.m. on Dec. 14.
Tharet was initially charged with aggravated assault, but those charges were last month upgraded to attempted first degree murder.
The shooting took place on Sept. 3 in the 200 block of West Nelson Street.
According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Tharet allegedly shot the victim in the neck following an argument inside their residence.
The victim was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Tharet was taken into custody following the shooting and remains jailed in lieu of a $100,000 bond.
Authorities have not released the name of the victim, but said she was expected to survive.

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