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Bond set in matricide case
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Nicholas Bacon gets escorted into court for a bond hearing Monday. - photo by Patty Leon

Bond was set Monday for Nicholas Bacon, the man accused of fatally shooting his mother March 3 as they returned from Savannah.

Liberty County Superior Court Judge Glen A. Cheney set a cash bond of $250,000 and property bond of $500,000.

During the preliminary hearing held in April, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Detective Dustin Rushing said the call first came in as a possible accident at the Fleming Short Stop convenience store on Highway 196.

Witnesses called 911 reporting a car had hit a small structure at the store.

LCSO patrol units and Liberty County EMS personnel arrived and found the female driver, Montez Bacon, sitting unresponsive in the driver’s seat.

EMS transported her to Liberty Regional Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead. Rushing said it appeared she had been shot in the back.

He said authorities found a bullet casing under the driver’s seat and a “projectile,” was found in Montez Bacon during her autopsy.

Nicholas Bacon was riding with his mother and Rushing said it appeared the two had a brief quarrel on their way back home and that at one point 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, and the two drove on to Hinesville.

Somewhere during the drive back, Nicholas Bacon, riding in the backseat of the car, allegedly shot his mother.

According to Rushing, surveillance film from the convenience store shows the car hitting the structure and Nicholas Bacon leaving the car from the right rear door.

Bond was denied at the April preliminary hearing. Since that hearing several members of the Bacon family have filled out victim impact statements asking that Nicholas Bacon remain in jail.

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