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Fatal hit-and-run suspect denied bond

Friday, May 17, 2013 12:25 PM
Last updated Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:57 AM
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The suspect in a hit-and-run that killed a Hephzibah man was denied bond Friday.

After a brief initial appearance in Richmond County Magistrate Court, Christopher Ray Provost was sent back to confinement at the Webster De­tention Center by Judge Stephen Shepard.

“I find that you are a danger to the community, and I’m going to deny bond on these charges,” Shepard said.

Provost, 35, is charged with two felonies – vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident – in the crash that killed 42-year-old Dennis Skill­man, of Old Waynesboro Road.

Police said Provost was driving a pickup about 6:30 a.m. Wednes­day on Mike Padgett High­way when he veered off the road and hit Skill­man, who was riding a bicycle.

Police said Provost left Skillman for dead and returned home, where he tried to alter the appearance of his damaged vehicle. He was arrested Thursday evening after deputies found him in a shop behind his house, along with the partially repainted truck.

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oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 05/17/13 - 06:42 pm
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One man is dead, by all counts a decent man, one man's life as he knows it is over. All so we can call a bicycle a vehicle. When it plainly is not. When will we say enough is enough.

Darby
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Darby 05/17/13 - 09:20 pm
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A vehicle (from Latin: vehiculum) is a mobile

machine that transports passengers or cargo. Most often, vehicles are manufactured, such as bicycles, cars, trucks ...

Not that it matters that a bicycle IS a vehicle, the operative factor here is that an innocent man is dead, apparently because someone did not care or perhaps was too impaired to know what he was doing.

Either way, it's tragic.

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rmwhitley 05/18/13 - 11:25 am
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wonderful to live in a democratically run society that finds it appalling to punish the perpetrator of such a heinous crime as this with the same pnishment as dished out to the INNOCENT.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 05/18/13 - 04:04 pm
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no matter the discussion about the bike - an honest hard working man has been killed and the scum that thought he could get away with it is caught. Thank you to the Richmond County Sheriffs Department and any people that were involved in identifying him. If he is sentenced properly and ends up with life in prison - he will have many years to think about his crime.

Darby
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Darby 05/18/13 - 05:41 pm
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Sort of like Watergate and Benghazi....

The biggest crime was in the attempted cover-up.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 05/18/13 - 05:58 pm
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All Latin aside,Darby, when it comes to a public highway a bicycle is not a vehicle. By your flawed logic, we would have freight trains, airplanes and God knows what else on the roads. If you don't care if "it" can not keep up with traffic, doesn't not have insurance, a licensed driver, lights and signals then try driving in most third world countries and Asia. Don't wait for a cop to investigate an accident, don't have a stroke waiting for an ambulance to get to your house and don't expect packages to arrive on time. You might find out why bikes are not vehicles.

Darby
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Darby 05/19/13 - 12:15 am
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Nothing to do with Latin... A definition is a

definition. Nothing to do with a highway either. When a definition is in dispute, reasonable people all do the same thing. GO TO THE DICTIONARY.

Sorry that the fact that a bicycle is a vehicle is so disturbing to you. It is what it is...... A forklift is not intended for use on the road either, but that doesn't make it any less a vehicle.

I've lived in Kansas. Do you know that bicycles and their operators must be licensed there? Did you know also that New York is considering a similar law? Bet you didn't. Does that make a bicycle a vehicle in Kansas, but not in Georgia?

All the emotion on earth isn't going to change the definition of a word, any word!

BTW, I HAVE DRIVEN in Asia; Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia.... but I fail to see what difference that makes...

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 05/21/13 - 09:41 am
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A bicycle can not keep up with traffic in the US and when you are run over by a real vehicle you are real dead. Sorry to state the facts that plainly, but them is the facts. Now, let us all work to alow bikes to travel the same as pedistrains and use sidewalks where available and live to complain about it. If the poor man had been traveling facing traffic he would have had a chance to see the truck comming and might be alive today.

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