Son held on $150K bond

Published 4:00 am Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Jonathan Brian Fleming remained in jail as of Tuesday, held on $150,000 bond in the shooting death of his mother, Angela Susan Fleming.
Sheriff Grover Smith said he had hoped Fleming would receive a high bond because of his “potential flight risk.”
Fleming was arrested Thursday night after sheriff’s officials arrived at his house in the Damascus community Thursday night and found the 26-year-old preparing to leave the home. Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said Fleming’s mother’s body was wrapped in a rug in the back of the suspect’s truck.
“He said, ‘She was my mother, and she deserved to die,’” Lambert quoted Fleming.
Lambert and Smith said they believe Fleming was preparing to dispose of the body and try to flee; he had clothes packed in a borrowed vehicle at the scene.
Lambert said last week that sheriff’s officials are still investigating to determine a motive in the crime.
Officers had received a tip Thursday night that the incident had taken place from a caller who suggested Fleming had solicited help in disposing of the body.
The rifle believed to have been used in the shooting was found on the property at the 805 McGowin Hill Road home near a shed behind the house.

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