Tow truck driver, wife plead not guilty in Augusta man's death

A South Carolina couple accused of running down an Augusta man with their tow truck pleaded not guilty to murder charges this afternoon.

Michael Faron Brown, 27, and Victoria Nichole Brown, 20, both of Gaston, S.C., pleaded not guilty to murder.

The Browns are accused of running over William Jacobs with their tow truck on April 9 while attempting to repossess a vehicle from a Martinez home.

In addition to murder, Mr. Brown is charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, and Mrs. Brown is charged with battery.

Mr. Brown is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond. Mrs. Brown is being held on a $50,000 bond, according to jail records.

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