State seeks to revoke woman’s bond in murder case involving ex-Horry County deputy coroner

Grand Strand Crime

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — The state filed a motion to revoke the bond for Meagan Jackson, who is accused — along with former Horry County Deputy Coroner Chris Dontell — of murdering a man who was reported missing, according to Tonya Root with the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Jackson was taken into custody Thursday for a home detention violation, according to the solicitor’s office. Senior Assistant Solicitor Mary-Ellen Walter filed the motion to revoke her bond. Jackson’s attorney also filed a motion to modify her bond. A circuit court judge will hear the motion and make a decision.

Court documents obtained by News13 allege Jackson violated her bond conditions after she was pinged on a GPS tracker at retail stores not related to “work, medical appointments, court, or meetings with an attorney,” which were all conditions of her bond.

Documents also show Jackson is believed to have had contact with Dontell physically and via phone and text messages, which is also a violation of bond conditions, according to the documents.

The motion also says Jackson has had a child since being released from jail on bond in November and had lived without any incidents until she was arrested for allegedly violated her bond conditions.

Jackson’s hearing is scheduled for Thursday afternoon. No other details were immediately available. Dontell had his bond modified at the end of May to no longer require home detention.

Jackson and Dontell are accused of murdering Gregory Vincent Rice, who was reported missing Oct. 5 and was last believed to have been heard from on Oct. 2. At the time, Rice was considered missing, not endangered.

Count on News13 for updates to this developing story.

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