A Beaufort County jail guard wheeled Kalvin Hunt into the courtroom for a bond hearing Friday, a week after he allegedly stole a Port Royal firetruck and took it for a nearly three-mile ride that left six smashed vehicles and one man dead.
The 26-year-old Marine wore a dark-green anti-suicide vest — a tear-resistant garment sometimes worn to prevent hospital patients and inmates from using their own clothing to hang themselves.
Hunt’s public defender, Trasi Campbell, said her client was under “pretty serious medication” but understood the charges against him and waived his right to a bond hearing.
The S.C. Highway Patrol has charged Hunt with murder in the death of 28-year-old pedestrian Justin Miller of Port Royal. Bond was denied.
Hunt is accused of stealing the firetruck Feb. 24, smashing into six vehicles and killing Miller, who was walking with his brother along Ribaut Road in Beaufort.