Couple face charges of murder in man's death

Two South Carolina residents are wanted on murder charges in the death of an Augusta man who was run over by a wrecker Thursday in Martinez, Columbia County police say.

 

Arrest warrants for Michael Faron Brown, 27, and his wife, Victoria Brown, 21, have been issued in the death of William Jacobs, 64, of Belair Road, Columbia County Sheriff's Senior Investigator Wynn Howard said Saturday night.

He said the victim and his wife were visiting friends on Roswell Drive where a homeowner was having his truck voluntarily repossessed.

About 7 p.m., Mr. Jacobs was struck in front of the home by Mr. Brown's wrecker.

"It wasn't an accident," Investigator Howard said.

Mr. Jacobs was taken to Doctors Hospital, where he died about 9:30, said Columbia County Deputy Coroner Harriett Garrison.

Mr. Brown left the scene without the repossessed truck, Investigator Howard said.

The incident is still under investigation, Investigator Howard said.

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

More charges could be brought against the couple, Investigator Howard said.

Reach Jenna Martin at 868-1222, ext. 109 or jenna.martin@augustachronicle.com.