McDONOUGH — A Locust Grove man charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend by running her over after an argument at their home inside an exclusive golf course community is due in court Monday for a probable cause hearing.
Brian Mack Feltman, 27, is being held without bond in the Henry County Jail on charges of murder and feticide in the Aug. 19 deaths of Meghann Pope and her unborn female fetus. Authorities said she was three-four months pregnant at the time of her death.
Henry County police said Pope, 27, and Feltman lived together inside Heron Bay subdivision and argued in the early morning hours Aug. 19. Police said Feltman ran over her with his Ford F-150 pick-up truck but it isn't clear how. They said he was drinking at the time.
Defense attorney Fred Zimmerman represented Feltman at an Aug. 23 bond hearing. Zimmerman presented evidence that Feltman has lived in Georgia his whole life, has worked for Brooks Landscaping for five years and has family in Henry County.
"He is honest, decent, hard-working with character and inner strength to overcome mistakes and take responsibility for his actions," stated Zimmerman in his motion for bond.
Superior Court Judge Arch McGarity denied bond, saying Feltman poses a significant risk to flee the jurisdiction of the court and for committing other felonies. Feltman is now being represented by McDonough attorney Ricky Morris.
According to Henry County court records, Feltman was convicted in May 2005 for a burglary the year before. He was sentenced to five years probation and 40 hours community service. He violated probation in January 2010 and the remaining three months were revoked.
Court records show he was terminated from the community service program for failing to complete the hours as ordered.
At the time of his arrest, Feltman was paying court-ordered child support for two sons by former girlfriends. Court records show he was ordered to pay $220 a month for a child born July 30, 2011, and $354 a month for one born May 23, 2003. He was also making $71 in monthly payments on $5,700 in arrears for the older child, according to court records.
The same documents state his monthly income to be $1,733.33.
In his motion for bond, Zimmerman opines that Feltman will likely be convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter and serve a year in prison followed by probation. During Monday's hearing, a magistrate will hear evidence and determine on which charges the case will be bound over, if any. The judge can bind over the case as charged or recommend a reduction. It will ultimately be up to a grand jury to decide which charges Feltman will face.