A $25,000 bond was set Thursday morning for a U.S. Marine charged in the early Saturday hit-and-run death of a 20-year-old Oakwood woman.
If he posts bond, Justin Tyler Graham will be allowed to return to Camp LeJeune, N.C., where he must be confined to the base, according to a consent order reached between prosecutors and Graham’s lawyer, Troy Millikan.
Graham, 19, of Gainesville, didn’t appear in Hall Magistrate Court, with Millikan speaking on his behalf.
Graham has been charged with vehicular homicide in the first degree and felony failure to stop and render aid to Kimberly Renee Yelverton.
Oakwood Police Chief Randall Moon said Graham was driving east on Mundy Mill Road at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday when he struck Yelverton, who was crossing Mundy Mill Road at Curt Lance Way, or near the QuikTrip convenience store.
She died upon impact, the chief said.
“He left the scene and then told some people what had happened, and the people told him he had to go back and make that right,” the chief said.
“So, he came back to the scene. He didn’t even go even half a mile. He just panicked.”
Graham, who was driving a Dodge Dakota pickup truck, has been held since at the Hall County Jail.