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Police Charge Client In Murder Of Bail Bondswoman In Columbia

COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ)—The quiet town of Columbia is reeling from the bizarre murder of a bail bondswoman.

Weijia Jiang reports her accused killer was released on bail less than two weeks ago.

Dominique Davon McDonald, 21, faces many charges for the murder of 42-year-old Nichole McNair, who police say was working as a bail bondswoman when she was killed.

The two had arranged to meet on Hayshed Lane in Columbia on Monday night.

“While she was there to collect that money, she was shot,” said Sherry Llewellyn, Howard County Police.

“I was taking out the garbage over there, coming back and heard a gunshot and then I heard a woman scream ‘Oh my God’ and said something else,” said James Lang, neighbor.

When officers arrived to the scene, McNair’s car was still running. Inside they found paperwork showing she was trying get a payment from McDonald, who on Sept. 2 posted a $20,000 bond for multiple gun violations.

Court documents reveal an officer found him at 2 a.m. with a loaded assault pistol at Long Reach High School.

Police tracked McDonald down on Tamar Drive, just a quarter mile away from the scene. On him, they found several pieces of evidence connecting him to the murder.

“We did recover both a loaded handgun, a hooded jacket that met a description given to us by witnesses, and the other half of the cell phone we found at the scene,” Llewellyn said.

At this point it’s unclear who McNair was working for.  Court papers list Financial Casualty and Surety in Texas as the company handling McDonald’s bond.

When WJZ asked if they contracted McNair, a manager said no comment.

Local companies McNair listed as employers online said she was not working for them.

McDonald has a lengthy criminal record. He is still on probation for a 2008 assault case in which he served a year and a half in jail.

McDonald is being held in Howard County on $2 million bond.

  • Sylvan Finkelstein


  • common sense

    can you say dummy?? stupid is as stupid does.

  • Kay

    What is wrong with this new generation of young people??? He better not get a bail for this!!! Keep his a** in jail for GOOD.

    • Stupidity Rules

      Some people are taught that they do not have to be responsible for their actions hence they do not feel remorse or responsible for those actions. It is someone else’s fault they do what they do. Their actions are labeled mistakes when they should be labled criminal. You can blame the bleeding heart liberals for the makeup in society now.

      • Stupidity Rules answers a moron

        So much for trusting your fellow man. Especially one you are trying to help. Get into reality and thanks for the history lesson moron.

      • You dont sound much brighter

        Do you even know what liberalism is? Try looking it up 1st before trying to make a correlation to the actions of a random suspect. The bonds woman should have used better judgement than meeting a” client” alone on a late evening.

  • Mary

    The bail bonds representative in this case put herself in a risky situation. I know it was her job to collect from the client and of course their clients have criminal backgrounds…so it is a difficult job. I think from now on when a client gets arrested and are requesting bail, it should be paid upfront, either at a courthouse or at the jail cell. If the criminals don’t have the means to pay for it, too bad….sit in jail. Business transactions should always be done in a office as oppose to a parking lot late at night, especially if you are a woman.

  • moe

    why would a female bondwoman meet a criminal alone at 10pm in a parking lot?? should have known better!!

    • hatebalt

      Okay Moe so I guess this is HER fault? Get real. It really wouldn’t have mattered. He had a gun and he killed her. Your comment is absurd. He needs to get the death penalty and quick.

      • Dana

        You took the words right out of my mouth.

  • Bernard Mc Kernan

    This guy is part of the trash that has & continues to be relocated into Howard county via section 8 housing. Nice that our government at all levels is a contributor in this crime. Colombia was once a nice place but the thugs have taken over the mall & the neighborhoods are unsafe.

  • pupdef

    “Weijia Jiang reports her accused killer was released on bail less than two weeks ago.” Am I missing something here? Generally, someone who has been killed reports very little.

    • DUH

      you are an idiot….Weija Jiang is the reporter and she was talking about “her”, meaning the bondswomans killer. Read it again……

      • Marlene Elena Sangalang

        wow, i guess some people didn’t take reading comprehension in school?

    • irony

      wow, and neither of you know sarcasm when you see it. LMAO!!!!

  • Out of City

    That’s so true, Mc Kernan. Liberal welfare programs just seem to think that relocated disadvantaged poor people from ghettos to wealthy suburbs is the solution when in all actually it’s not the environment, but the underlying character of the people who are poor and disadvantaged that causes their problems in life. Doing stupid things like dropping out of school, having multiple out of wedlock children before the age of 20, not seeking hier education, not getting a job and staying with it, using drugs, selling drugs and and just engaging in criminal behavior is the cause of the problem. Most poor people are just stupid people who have caused all their life’s problems. None of us who made it with college education and jobs should have to pay the price in our nice neighborhoods when social services sends us this criminal ghetto trash that we’re supposed to raise as if they are our children. Just because someone has genes that make them have a low I.Q. shouldn’t mean I have to be forced to pay my taxes for their subsidized housing so that they can just walk a mile or two to break into my house or rob me at the Columbia Mall.

    • Stupidity Rules

      Well stated “Out of the City” you unlike that moron “You dont sound much brighter” see the reality of what the liberal entitlements and liberal giveaways have done to the City and now are spreading to the surrounding counties.

  • Weijia Jiang

    Weijia Jiang reports the murder of 42-year-old Nichole McNair. Weijia Jiang, wrote the article and is not the subject/victim.

  • T

    This is strange to me… bondsmen don’t come to collect payment AFTER the accused is released from jail, the bond is paid on the upfront in order to GET the accused out of jail… the bondsman will only come to “collect” the accused if the bond expires/subj doesn’t show up for trial/etc… so maybe the latter was the case here… either way, such a shame…

  • Bernard Mc Kernan

    I mean like just look at this bird, No comparison to a Rhodes Scholar eh?…….Commit this perp to the zoo with the apes instead of prison. He would be the chief Chimp-O-Bama.

  • Jeffrey Harrison

    I worked as an officer manager for a Balil Bond Business for several years in Fells Point, Md. Mr. Baill LLC owned by Vincent Smith Bailbonds would not allow a female officer worker or female agent to conduct financial business beyound a certain time of the day. What probably happened here is since the Maryland Insurance Commission has allowed “criminial defendant’s” to post less than the required 10% on a criminal bond, a lot of time the bail agents will collect the balance due on a bond until the premium has been paid in full. In hindsight, I wish this woman would have used better judgment. This man is mean, dangerous, worthless and like any other murderer needs to be put in prison for a long time. I do not believe in the DEALTH PENALTY, because of my religious beliefs. He should be dealt with accordingly. What is even more sadden, this crimnial may actually get less time for killing this agent, then a person who has been convicted of using/selling drugs in Maryland.

  • sheriff

    Thank you Mr. Harrison for your insight & experience.

  • Being a Bail Bondsman is Risky Business « How Bail Works « Burbank Bail Bonds Blog

    […] agent … some agents have been killed by their clients: in a recent headline, bail bonds-woman, Nichole McNair was killed by her client, Dominique Davon McDonald, during their meeting for collecting her money. […]

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