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JUNEAU — A new trial date has been set in Dodge County Circuit Court for a Beaver Dam man accused of delivering a fatal dose of heroin to another local man.

Brian K Larson II, 29, was scheduled to stand trial beginning Monday, but the proceedings were postponed after two of the prosecution witnesses were unable to make the court date. The trial was rescheduled for Feb. 25.

Dakoda Kline, 25, was found dead in a running vehicle in a cemetery in Beaver Dam in April 2017. The state alleges Larson is the person who supplied the heroin that killed Kline.

Larson is charged with felony counts of reckless homicide by way of delivering a controlled substance, two counts of manufacturing or delivering heroin and two counts of bail jumping in January. If convicted of all the charges, he could be sentenced to up to 77 years in prison and receive up to $170,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office secured a warrant on both Larson and Kline’s phones and found that the two had exchanged text messages about drugs. The complaint says their phone activity coincided with ATM cash withdrawals Kline made and a trip Larson made to Milwaukee.

According to the complaint, a text Larson sent to Kline about “really good stuff” was sent when their phones pinged to the same area in Beaver Dam.

A felony charge from 2015 of manufacturing heroin against Larson was dismissed on a prosecutor’s motion in December.

A motion hearing Jan. 16 and a pretrial conference Feb. 14 was also added to Larson’s court calendar.

Follow Terri Pederson on Twitter @tlp53916 or contact her at 920-356-6760.

Beaver Dam Daily Citizen reporter