The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Hit-And- Run Case Settled -Brevard NC


Scott McCombs received a suspended sentence last week in Transylvania County Superior Court after pleading guilty to a felony hit and run charge and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in connection with a Dec. 26, 2012, incident that left 58-year-old Jerry Morgan dead.

McCombs also pleaded guilty to having no operator’s license. The charges were consolidated. He received a suspended sentence of a minimum 17 months and a maximum 30 months.

He was placed on supervised probation for 24-months. McCombs must also serve 30 days active jail time. McCombs was leaving the Sav-Mor grocery store on the Rosman Highway in a van and pulled in front of Morgan, who was on a scooter. McCombs was originally charged with felony death by motor vehicle charge. In December 2013, he failed to show up for a court appearance on an unrelated charge and was located a few months later after he was arrested in Florida.

In other cases during last week’s court term:

• Jason Wesley Kitchen pleaded guilty to 22 counts of indecent liberties with his own child and received eight active sentences of 15-27 months, which were consolidated. Kitchen will serve a minimum of roughly 10 and a half years in prison.

• Logan Crawford pleaded guilty to a felony probation violation and was sentenced to a 90-day confinement in response to his probation violation.

He received credit for 33 days pre-trial confinement and his probation will terminate upon completion of that sentence.

• Cameron Miller pleaded guilty to assault on a child under 12 and contributing to the abuse of a minor. Both charges were consolidated, and he received a 150-day active sentence and received credit for 541 days.

Ex-Alderman Pleads Guilty

Former Rosman Alderman Eric Owen pleaded guilty April 9 in District Court to misdemeanor larceny. Owen was sentenced to 30 days and placed on unsupervised probation for 12 months. He must pay court costs and $11,710 in restitution. Owen was charged in October 2013 with felony embezzlement at Rosman Baptist Tabernacle.


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