AUGUSTA — A 21-year-old man accused of driving into and injuring a group of bicyclists traveling through Arkansas on a cross-country trip has been released on his own recognizance.
Prosecutors filed paperwork last week charging Teagan Ross Martin of Newport with negligent homicide after one of the cyclists died this summer.
Martin also faces one count of careless and prohibited driving and 13 counts related to overtaking a bicycle.
Martin's lawyer, Jack Lassiter, said Thursday that his client appeared before a judge in Augusta on Tuesday and was released on his own recognizance. Martin is due back in court on Sept. 19.
Eighteen-year-old Merritt Levitan, of Milton, Mass., died from her injuries following the crash near McCrory on July 2. Several other cyclists were hurt.