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Bond hearing for man suspected of shooting his mother
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Nicholas Bacon, right, being escorted by authorities at the Liberty County Jail. - photo by File photo

The man accused of shooting his mother March 3 on Highway 196 as she was driving him in her car will get a bond hearing on April 3 at the Liberty County Justice Center.

Nicholas Bacon will go before Liberty County Superior Court Judge Glen Cheney. His hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Bacon is charged with two counts of murder and two counts of aggravated assault for allegedly shooting his mother, Montez Bacon.

Bacon was a passenger in his mother’s car. The two were returning home on Highway 196 after a trip to Chatham County, according to initial reports.

Witnesses said they saw Montez Bacon signal and turn into the Fleming Short Cut gas station, where her car hit a structure, bringing the car to a stop.

Witnesses said Nicholas Bacon got out of the car and began walking down Leroy Coffer Highway. Bacon was stopped by Liberty County Sheriff deputy Geoffrey Harriman, based on initial interviews with LCSO Captain Doug Snider.

Emergency medical personnel found Montez Bacon unresponsive and she was later pronounced dead at Liberty Regional Medical Center.

On March 4 Bacon’s bond was denied by Magistrate Gerald Morris.

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