Bond increased for Mears man facing strangulation, arson charges.

June 6, 2016
Jacob Wilson with his attorney, Timothy Hayes.

Jacob Wilson with his attorney, Timothy Hayes.

By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — The jail bond for a 28-year-old Mears man who faces charges of assault by strangulation, arson pre-burn $200-$1,000 and larceny $100-$1,000 was increased to $100,000 cash by 27th Circuit Court Judge Anthony A. Monton Monday, June 6.

Jacob Allen Wilson, of 5549 Cherry Court, was “involved in an altercation” with a family member and was recently charged with an added misdemeanor count of assault and battery. Engaging in assaultive behavior is a violation of his bond. It is also alleged that Wilson was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the alleged assault, which is another bond violation.

Wilson is accused of brutally assaulting his ex-girlfriend last February. The violent attack involved choking the victim nearly to the point of unconsciousness.

“After strangling his now-ex girlfriend, he took her stuff to a burn pile,” said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. Wilson allegedly used some of type of accelerant in preparation of burning his ex-girlfriend’s possessions. “He was set to burn it, but he never actually burned it,” Bizon said.

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