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Bond denied for driver charged in fatal wreck
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Antoine McLendon is escorted to a bond hearing Monday morning. - photo by Capture from video by Lewis Levine

A Fort Stewart soldier charged with DUI, murder, failure to maintain lane, following too closely, speeding in excess of maximum limits, reckless driving, serious injury by vehicle and homicide by vehicle in 1st degree-felony was denied bond Monday morning.

“Private 1st Class Antoine McLendon has been at Fort Stewart since May 2017,” said Fort Stewart Public Affairs Chief Kevin Larson. “He is a wheeled-vehicle mechanic in the 385th Military Police Battalion.”

Larson said the incident remains under investigation and declined to speculate further.

“Once our investigation is completed, we will ensure you have all of the facts surrounding this case and we will work together to mitigate future instances such as this,” he said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the deceased.”

The two other students in the car with Dock were David Jackson, 18, and Devin Merchant. Jackson was reportedly driving the Acura SUV. Both teens were initially listed in serious condition according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathon Edwards. Edwards said McLendon was traveling in excess of triple digits.

Courier reporters Asha Gilbert and Lainey Standiford contributed to this article. The Courier will continue to update this story as details emerge. Photos and video taken by Lewis Levine and edited by Courier videographer Lawrence Dorsey will be posted to the Courier website.

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