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Bond denied for Bacon
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Nicholas Bacon, right, with defense attorney Alisa Schlundt. - photo by Patty Leon

Bond was denied Monday for Nicholas Bacon, the Liberty County man accused of shooting his mother March 3.

“Bond denied,” Liberty County Superior Court Judge Glen A. Cheney said. “I hope beyond all hope that this is not true…That he shot his mother.”

Bacon is charged with murder and aggravated assault.

At Monday’s hearing, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Detective Dustin Rushing said the incident was first reported as a vehicle accident. Witnesses called 911 reporting a car had hit a small structure at the Fleming Short Cut Gas Station on Leroy Coffer Highway around 4 p.m. March 3.

When LCSO patrol units and Liberty County EMS personnel arrived they found a female driver, later identified as Montez Bacon, sitting in the driver’s seat unresponsive.

EMS transported her to Liberty Regional Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead. Rushing said he was called when emergency personnel noticed she had what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

Rushing said Montez Bacon had a single gunshot wound in the back. He said authorities found a bullet casing under the driver’s seat and a “projectile,” was found in Montez Bacon during the autopsy.

During cross examination by public defender Alisa Schlundt, Rushing said the Bacons had gone to Savannah to sell plasma at a blood bank.

Rushing said on their way back, Montez Bacon stopped the car in the middle of Abercorn Street near Georgetown.

He said Savannah Metro Police Department police officers as well as two college students stopped to help after what appeared to be a brief altercation between mother and son, but Rushing said his department has yet to get all the specifics.

The two got back in the car and proceeded to drive to Hinesville.

Rushing said that Montez Bacon’s brother called 911 saying he thought his nephew had hurt his sister. As EMS and police arrived at Fleming Short Cut, Bacon was spotted walking down Leroy Coffer Highway and stopped.

During the investigation that followed, Rushing said Bacon was found carrying a black mesh bag.  In the bag, police found his wallet with his identification, a 380 semi-automatic pistol and magazine slide and the holster.

According to Rushing, surveillance film from the gas station shows the car hitting the structure and Bacon exiting the car from the right rear door.

Throughout the hearing Bacon sat stoic between public defenders Schlundt and John Ely.


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