The teenager who was out on bond on a criminal homicide charge will spend the next week on house arrest after she was arrested and charged with another crime.
The Davidson County District Attorney asked to revoke Myeisha Brown’s bond, but the case was continued until next week.
Brown, 18, was arrested Friday and charged with theft of a vehicle and drug offenses. She posted the assigned $20,000 bond and was released.
Brown has been out of jail since February after posting bond for charges related to Ruxin Wang’s murder. Money to pay that bond was raised on a crowdfunding website.
Police arrested and charged Brown with Wang’s murder when she was 16. Officials say He was shot and killed while walking from his house in South Nashville to the road to get his trash can.
Brown was back in court Thursday for the bond revocation hearing, appearing in pants and a jacket and accompanied by advocates.
The arresting officer testified, saying she saw Brown and her brother getting out of a car that was later confirmed stolen. The officer said she found what appeared to be ecstasy in Brown’s pocket.
As part of Brown’s bond conditions from the homicide charge, she was required to get drug testing every week. A woman from the GPS monitoring device company also testified Thursday, saying Brown had marijuana in her system on two occasions.
Brown’s defense attorney argued he did not have enough time to prepare witnesses for Thursday’s hearing, and Judge Jennifer Smith granted his request for a continuance.
Brown will be on house arrest until her next court date. She will be required to undergo a drug test at the courthouse when she returns for the hearing.
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