Bond increased in felonious assault case

Staff Report

POMEROY — Bond against a Rutland man under indictment in a felonious assault case has been increased following an alleged bond violation.

Brewce Martin, 51, of Rutland was indicted in June on a single count of felonious assault, a felony of the second degree following an alleged incident in the Pomeroy area in mid-May.

Martin had been free on a $50,000 with 10 percent permitted bond since his arraignment in June.

On Thursday, Prosecutor James K. Stanley filed a motion to revoke bond after Martin was taken into custody on Wednesday after marijuana plants were allegedly found on his property during marijuana eradication efforts in the county.

The bond violation alleged possession of marijuana as well as an allegation of disorderly conduct which were to have taken place on Wednesday.

Judge I. Carson Crow found that Martin had violated his previously set bond and increased the bond to $75,000 with 10 percent permitted according to Stanley.

According to the indictment from the May incident, Martin is alleged to have caused or attempted to cause physical harm to another using a white station wagon.

According to a sheriff’s office report of the incident, Deputy Chris Jones was called to investigate a report of an assault that took place at Taz’s Marathon. The victim reported that he was walking back to his car when Martin allegedly threatened him and then tried to run over him with his car. The victim was able to get into his vehicle just before his vehicle was reportedly struck by Martin’s vehicle. Martin then fled the scene. The victim’s car reportedly received significant damage from the incident.

A pretrial hearing in the case is scheduled for Oct. 17.

Staff Report