Judge refuses to lower bond for woman in tow-truck incident

A Columbia County judge refused today to reduce bond for a woman accused of running down an Augusta man with a tow truck.

Victoria Nichole Brown, 20, and her husband, Michael Faron Brown, 27, both of Gaston, S.C., are accused of running over William Jacobs with their tow truck April 9 while trying to repossess a vehicle from a Martinez home.

Both are charged with murder. Mr. Brown is also charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, and Mrs. Brown is also charged with simple battery.

Mrs. Brown is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond, and Judge James Blanchard refused to lower the bond amount at a hearing today at the Columbia County Justice Center in Evans.

Mr. Brown is being held in the jail without bond, according to jail records.



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