Man arrested a month after crash that left McPherson teacher hospitalized

Published On: Jan 29 2014 12:23:08 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 30 2014 05:01:49 PM CST

Update: The man wanted in connection with this case has been arrested.  Police in Mt. Hope tell Eyewitness News Jeffrey Davis was taken into custody overnight.  He's accused of crossing the center line and striking Mija Stockman head-on on December 20. 

Stockman is still hospitalized in Nebraska.

Davis is being held on $25,000 bond and faces Drunk Driving and Aggravated Battery charges.

He will return to court Feb. 6 for a preliminary hearing.


The McPherson County district attorney has filed charges against a driver who struck a McPherson teacher in a head on crash.

Mija Stockman was driving to work Dec. 20 when another car lost control on the ice, crossing the center lane and hit her head on. Jeffrey Davis of Hesperia, Calif. was driving the other car.

On Wednesday, David Page, McPherson County district attorney, charged Davis with two counts of aggravated battery while driving under the influence, and one count of driving under the influence.

"Previously there really wasn't a charge this specific regarding causing injuries while a person is driving under the influence. So this is a very specific charge," said Page.

McPherson County District Court Judge, John Klenda, set a bond in the amount of $25,000.00. A court date for a first appearance has not been scheduled.

The crash fractured Stockman's skull, causing swelling in her brain. She remains hospitalized in Nebraska.

Another woman, Pamela Pjesky was also hurt in the crash. She was in a third vehicle that stuck Davis' truck after the first accident.

Donation fund:

Peoples Bank and Trust

Attn: Mija Stockman Medical Fund

PO Box 111, Lindsborg, KS 67456