(COLUMBUS) - 25-year-old Jacob Tolbert, who is accused of reckless homicide in the death of a fellow bar patron last April, is in the midst of a nine day trial in Bartholomew Circuit Court.
According to police, Tolbert is accused of backing a pickup truck over 27-year-old Tommy Brazzell of Vallonia outside the Caddies Pub in Columbus.
Brazzell, formerly of Bedford, was a personal trainer at a Seymour health club.
Tolbert is charged with reckless homicide, leaving the scene of an accident causing death and possession of marijuana.
Police received a number of reports on April 18, 2013 reporting that a vehicle, driven by Tolbert, had struck Brazzel and then fled the scene.
County Coroner Larry Fisher says Brazzell died almost immediately of multiple trauma to the head.
Tolbert faces a preliminary charge of possession of marijuana because officers found a small amount of marijuana on Tolbert at the time of his arrest.
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