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Justice center crash suspect hospitalized
Man was denied bond
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A police officer stands next to the Mercedes that a man reportedly tried to drive into the Liberty County Justice Center on Sept. 2. - photo by Courier file photo

A man charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor after he allegedly attempted to drive his car into the Liberty County Justice Center is being held in a nearby hospital and was denied bond, authorities said.

The Hinesville Police Department charged James G. Frasier in connection with the incident and immediately took him into custody, according to Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

During a Sept. 4 hearing, Frasier was denied bond, and he now is being held in a Georgia Regional Hospital, Cribbs said.

Frasier faces one charge of criminal attempt to commit criminal damage to property, one charge of terroristic threats and acts and one charge of reckless conduct, Cribbs said.

He summarized the bond hearing outcome because paperwork has yet to be filed in the courthouse, and he said he could not elaborate on whether the move to the hospital was mandated by a judge’s order.

“Once we get him back and get him fingerprinted and photographed, those documents will be available,” Cribbs said. Frasier also will have another bond hearing when he is released from the hospital, but authorities do not have a timetable on his release.

On Sept. 2, a man in a gold Mercedes sedan reportedly drove his car up onto a curb and hit a brick planter outside of the building’s west entrance.  No one was injured, and there was no major damage to the planter or the vehicle.

Because Frasier reportedly works as a bailiff for the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and Clerk of Courts, the case was handed over to HPD for outside investigation.

At the time, LCSO Chief Keith Moran said that Frasier was going through some personal and emotional issues. 

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