Friday, February 22, 2013

Former NCC Owner Found Guilty

Driver found guilty of vehicular homicide

"PANAMA CITYA Panama City Beach man was taken out of the courtroom in handcuffs after he was convicted by a jury of running down a 22-year-old Macedonian woman in 2011.
Jeremiah Cahours, 32, hugged tearful loved ones after the jury convicted him of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident involving death. Jurors didn’t buy his testimony during the trial Thursday that he didn’t know he had hit Marija Kostova because his passenger distracted him by exploding an illegal firework inside his moving vehicle, and convicted him after deliberating about an hour.
Prosecutor Bob Sombathy said Kostova’s family had expressed some disappointment with the justice system after no one was arrested in the case for nearly a year.

Family members were unable to travel to Panama City from Macedonia, but Sombathy hoped the verdict would comfort them . . . Judge Michael Overstreet ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled a hearing to sentence Cahours on April 1. Cahours could be sentenced to 30 years for leaving the scene of a crash involving death."

Full article at:  http://tinyurl.com/azlo693  
The charge was: 
12001541CFMA Vehicular Homicide, Killing of Person/Viable Fetus with Vehicle, $25,000 bond posted.

Jeremiah Paul Cahours was the former owner of #307, initially purchased with a Chase loan on 11/17/06 for $199,900.   2 NCC Liens had been filed for past due condo dues and on 10/27/09 a foreclosure was filed by the mortgage company and #307 eventually went to Fannie Mae on 2/14/12. It was resold 5/25/12 for $101,900 to Feng Huang.

At one time both Cahours and Scott Hupp (#515) filed suit against NCC for the thefts of their expensive motorcycles at a time when the condo entry gates were broken for months and the cameras were not working.   This was settled by the insurance company with a confidential settlement and the case was dismissed 11/3/10.