Bond revoked for McDonald man accused of vehicular homicide, drug charges

August 13, 2014
A state police trooper leads Jordan Jacobson to a cruiser after he was arraigned last month on charges of dealing heroin and marijuana while free on bond awaiting trial for vehicular homicide. - Mike Jones / Observer-Reporter Order a Print

A McDonald man who was free on bond while awaiting trial for vehicular homicide had his bail revoked Wednesday.

Jordan Jacobson, 20, of 108 Terrace St., appeared before Washington County Common Pleas Judge Gary Gilman for a bond revocation hearing. The hearing was brief, as both Jacobson and his lawyer, Thomas Will, agreed to the revocation.

Jacobson was arraigned on drug charges last month after state police said he sold drugs on five separate occasions in Robinson Township and McDonald. He faces five counts of possession with intent to deliver, along with charges of criminal use of a cellphone and corruption of minors.

The drug charges came one year after Jacobson was accused of killing Dillon Gregg, 22, of Bulger, and Joseph Bowland, 20, of McDonald, in a car crash on Joffre-Bulger Road July 27, 2013, in Smith Township. He faces two counts of vehicular homicide and aggravated assault in that case. The more serious charges against Jacobson, vehicular homicide while driving under the influence, were dropped in April because a blood test investigators said showed him under the influence of marijuana was not administered properly and not permitted as evidence.

Gregg’s parents, Michael and Lisa Gregg, and Bowland’s mother, Kelly Bowland, were present for the hearing Wednesday. Both Bowland and Lisa Gregg said they were happy to see Jacobson off the streets and in a place where “he can’t hurt anyone else.”

“This is something we’ve been waiting for for a year,” Lisa Gregg said.

Jacobson will remain in Washington County jail. A pretrial conference for Jacobson’s homicide charges is set for Oct. 1. A preliminary hearing for his drug charges has been set for Sept. 6.



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