Nathan Derickson Back in Jail

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A man charged with reckless homicide in the death of a local teen is back in jail.

Nathan Derickson was booked into Vigo County Jail Thursday morning, accused of violating conditions of his release.

According to court documents, Derickson failed to call the urine analysis hotline to see if he needed to schedule a drug screening test.

Documents also say he appeared for a drug screening test earlier in September and the sample was found to be dilute.

Derickson screened positive for THC in his system back in June.

He told the court it was from CBD oil to treat anxiety, but failed to provide appropriate documentation.

He was on home detention following charges of reckless homicide, maintaining a common nuisance, criminal recklessness and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

It stems from the March shooting death of 17-year-old Garrett Sands at a home in the Idle Creek subdivision.

Police say Derickson had been drinking and playing with his mother’s revolver when it went off, killing Sands.

Derickson pleaded not guilty to the charges, saying the shooting was an accident.

He’ll be back in court Friday morning.

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