Richard Horne drove the farmer's pick-up truck to a meeting with drug dealer Red, and subsequently ran over a young boy in a drug-fueled haze. Afterward, he abandoned the truck near the farmer's field.
Later that day, Deputy Andy Brennan questioned the farmer about the incident. In a state of panic, the farmer insisted he couldn't talk to him there, and pleaded to meet with him later in the afternoon on Sparkwood Road. However, he failed to appear at the arranged time.