DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — S.C. Circuit Judge Paul Burch denied the state’s motion to revoke the bond of a woman on a charge of involuntary manslaughter following a hearing Wednesday at the Darlington County Courthouse.
Haley Mooneyham, 30, is charged in the death of Timmie Cassidy, 26, in April of 2022.
26-year-old Timmie Cassidy passed away in April following a drug overdose at a home on North Center Road in Darlington County. (Credit: Lynn and Tony Cassidy)
Investigators said Mooneyham gave Cassidy the drug that caused his death.
A Darlington County Grand Jury indicted her last November on the involuntary manslaughter charge.
Bond records show she was out of jail on a $52,500 bond.
Chesterfield County Sheriff Cambo Streater said deputies charged Mooneyham in September with assault by mob following an incident in July that left a man badly hurt.
Assistant Solicitor Patti M. Parker talked about the assault in court during the bond revocation hearing.
“Ms. Mooneyham was charged with participating in that fight. She’s charged with assault and battery by mob third degree for her involvement,” said Parker.
Parker said Mooneyham violated the good behavior terms of her bond.
Mooneyham’s lawyer, Tonya C. Little, told the judge they will fight those charges in Chesterfield County because Mooneyham had nothing to do with it.
“I’ve spoken to some of the witnesses in that case and I am actually going to be helping, defending her on that case. And the people I spoke with say she didn’t even get out of her car,” said Little.
S.C. Circuit Judge Paul Burch denied the state’s motion to revoke the bond of 30-year-old Haley Mooneyham on a charge of involuntary manslaughter following a hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023. at the Darlington County Courthouse. (Tonya Brown/WPDE)
She also said Mooneyham was doing good and in counseling.
The judge didn’t immediately announce his decision but asked Mooneyham to take a drug test.
Mooneyham didn’t appear to have an issue with it and left the courtroom briefly with a probation officer.
She returned a short time later and it was announced that her drug test was negative.
Burch didn’t revoke her probation but placed Mooneyham on house arrest from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. for the time being.
Cassidy’s mother, Lynn Cassidy, was in court for the hearing.
Lynn and Tony Cassidy talk about their son Timmie (WPDE)
She believed Mooneyham’s bond should have been revoked, but is pleased that her bond has more restrictions.
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