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Guilty plea for man accused of heading to Johnson County theater with guns

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Gagnon was taken into custody in Johnson County and will remain there until his sentencing on Dec. 19. (Johnson County Sherriff) Gagnon was taken into custody in Johnson County and will remain there until his sentencing on Dec. 19. (Johnson County Sherriff)
Cheryl Mohler was the driver of one of the vehicles hit by Gagnon and since the accident her life is drastically different. (KCTV5) Cheryl Mohler was the driver of one of the vehicles hit by Gagnon and since the accident her life is drastically different. (KCTV5)
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS (KCTV) -

The man accused of heading to a Johnson County theater with guns has agreed to a plea deal with the Johnson County Prosecutors Office.

Adam Gagnon was arrested on Aug. 3, 2015, after an accident on Mission Road near 103rd St.

Gagnon pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of aggravated battery with great harm, one count of aggravated battery with bodily harm and one count of failure to stop at an accident.

Gagnon was taken into custody in Johnson County and will remain there until his sentencing on Dec. 19.

Lesser charges of reckless driving, disobeying traffic laws and improper driving were dismissed.

Police say Gagnon was driving a Mazda and was traveling around 90 miles per hour when he slammed into another vehicle.

Police say Gagnon hit a number of cars before finally coming to a stop.

Following the crash, an officer says Gagnon told him the night before the wreck, he had seen a movie at Leawood Town Center.

According to the police report, Gagnon said, “He wasn’t really sure, but thought he was possibly being drawn back to the theater.”

Police say they found a rifle and shotgun in the car.

Cheryl Mohler was the driver of one of the vehicles hit by Gagnon and since the accident her life is drastically different.

Mohler is spending many of her days at the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City.

It is not how she envisioned her retirement with her doting husband.

“Do I feel frustration?” asks Mohler. “Yes. Do I feel anger? Yes! My whole life has changed.”

Mohler has come a long way since the accident, but she may never fully recover. She can get by with a walker, but her right side is basically useless.

Mohler is lucky she survived. The once active grandmother had a number of fractured vertebrae. She was diagnosed as an incomplete quadriplegic.

“As an incomplete, they don’t know whether or not I will be rehabilitated and to what extent,”  Mohler says.

Attorney Scott Beeler is representing Mohler in a civil suit.

“Whatever Mr. Gagnon’s intentions were, remains a bit of a mystery, but what isn’t a mystery is what was in his car when he was ultimately stopped. Multiple weapons and ammunition,” says Beeler.

While both sides prepare for a criminal trial, Mohler has to work everyday on her recovery, and medical bills are nearing a million dollars.

“The reality check is that I may not have what I used to have and my children and my grandchildren are missing out,” says Mohler. “Not to mention my husband.”

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