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Lenhart makes bail

A 28-year-old Lamar County man charged in the hit and run death of Thomas Norman Anderson has been granted bond in a hearing that, for unexplained reasons, was held five days before he was to appear in Lamar superior court. *************** ©The Herald Gazette/ This information may not be reprinted, broadcast or distributed electronically in any form or fashion without express consent. For reprint permission, e-mail *************** Thomas Edward Lenhart III was granted a $25,000 bond March 15 though he was on the court calendar for March 20. The early bond hearing outside open court was not explained. Lenhart is charged with first degree vehicular homicide, hit and run and failure to maintain lane for striking Anderson earlier this month on Hwy. 36 West near T.J. Outfitters, then leaving the scene. Security video at the convenience store reportedly shows Lenhart leaving his vehicle, looking at Anderson and leaving the scene of the late night incident March 1. Anderson’s body was spotted early March 2 by passersby and reported to authorities. Lenhart was released from the Lamar jail March 15.

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