Bond raised for man accused of killing woman in hit-and-run

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The man charged with killing a cyclist then leaving the scene of the crime had his first appearance in court today.

Jamell Roland of Wilmington is charged with felony hit-and-run in the death of April Marie Daugherty, 24, on Jan. 20. According to the police report, a 2002 Mercedes hit Daugherty while traveling west on Shipyard Blvd. Daugherty was thrown from her bicycle. The car continued to drag the bike down the road.

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Police found the car abandoned at Cobblestone Apartments.

A judge today raised Roland’s bond from $75,000 to $500,000.

Daugherty had been married just a few months before her death.