The Fremont County man accused of fatally injuring a Craig teenager in a hit-and-run accident in Canon City may have his bond raised from $20,000 to $100,000.
George Lar-gent, 45, will appear in Fremont County District Court today for a motions hearing related to the bond. Largent is accused of driving the Chevy Tahoe that hit 16-year-old Megan Terrill on March 7. Terrill remained in critical condition for 10 days before she died from her injuries.
Largent originally posted a $20,000 bond after he was arrested.
The motion to increase Largent's bond is based on new information, including the alleged efforts of the defendant to conceal his vehicle and the fact that Terrill has died since the original bond was set, according to the Fremont County District Attorney's Office.
Other factors were noted, such as Largent's prior criminal record, "and evidence that alleges his continued involvement with illegal drugs," according to a report on the district attorney's Web site.
Terrill's father, Mike Terrill, has been outspoken about his desire for a higher bond in the case.
"I recommended the highest maximum bail they could give (Largent)," Mike Terrill said. Mike Terrill hopes the bond will be increased to a $100,000 cash-only bond.
Largent was formally charged Tuesday with five felony counts in connection with the Terrill's death.
The charges include two counts of vehicular homicide. One is based on evidence that Largent was driving while intoxicated, while the other is based on evidence that Largent drove recklessly, according to district attorney's report.
Largent is also charged with criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and tampering with physical evidence.
The most serious charge against Largent is a Class 3 felony, which carries possible penalties of four to 12 years in prison and fines of between $3,000 and $750,000.
A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for May 3.
Mike Terrill was present for Tuesday's hearing and said he plans to attend every hearing associated with the case.
"I don't know if the rest of the family will be able to make it to all the hearings, but her ol' dad is going to be there," Terrill said.
Mike Terrill said the family is planning a memorial in honor of Megan.
The memorial fund account has been set up at First National Bank of the Rockies.
The family is very grateful for all the cards, letters and prayers offered by residents in the wake of the tragedy, Mike Terrill said. "I wish to thank everybody in the town of Craig who has been there for us."
Jeremy Browning can be reached at 824-7031 or email@example.com