Teen granted bond in malicious bodily injury case

WOODSTOCK — A teen accused of orchestrating a malicious assault in September was granted bond on Friday.

Colby Brian Mumaw, 16, of Mount Jackson, is accused of setting up an ex-girlfriend to be assaulted by Breaunna Dawn Anderson-Hinkle, 19, who allegedly attacked the girl and caused “severe bruising and swelling to her face and head” from kicking, punching and strangling her, the criminal complaint against Anderson-Hinkle states. Mumaw was indicted in November on two counts of malicious bodily injury after the case was transferred from Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court to the Circuit Court.

Mumaw allegedly picked up the victim to go to Wal-Mart with him, and when he drove down a back road to pull over and urinate, Anderson-Hinkle allegedly emerged from the trunk and confronted the victim, striking her in the face. The victim was stranded and unaware of where she was when she called 911 for help.

Kermit Racey II, Mumaw’s attorney, presented evidence on Friday to persuade the court to grant his client a bond. Mumaw had been in custody at Northwestern Regional Juvenile Detention Center since October, and had been well-behaved with the exception of an incident where he was in a “highly emotional state” after appearing in juvenile court by video conference and had to be physically restrained because of his behavior, NRJDC Superintendent Erin Maloney testified at the hearing. According to the jail’s report, Mumaw often volunteered for chores in his housing unit and did extra schoolwork.

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Louis Campola was opposed to bond, and said that Mumaw set up the assault to confront the victim about an issue of pregnancy. Campola argued that there is no evidence that Mumaw physically assaulted the victim, but that he set it up and did nothing to stop it. Campola said that Mumaw is as guilty as his co-defendant who actually struck the victim, and he is a threat to the community that should remain in custody.

Racey argued that his client is not the type of person who should be in jail, and Mumaw’s lack of any serious criminal history and his reformed behavior should be reason enough to send him home with his family.

Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp granted Mumaw a $12,000 secured bond, and imposed a curfew from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. He is only allowed to leave his home when accompanied by one or both of his parents, and can have  no contact with the victim. Mumaw must also comply with juvenile probation’s pretrial supervision conditions. The next hearing is set for Dec. 20 in Shenandoah County Circuit Court.

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