Stafford pleads not guilty

Was charged with manslaughter in February ATV accident

Mason Edward Stafford, 31, of Prineville, has entered a plea of not guilty to manslaughter charges stemming from a Feb. 1 ATV accident that resulted in the death of 22-year-old Tyler Pierce.

As a result of the accident, Stafford was arrested and charged with Manslaughter in the First Degree, and lodged in the Crook County Jail with bail set at $50,000. Stafford later posted bail.

A pretrial hearing has been set for May 28.

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