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Judge sets $14 million bond for man facing sex charge involving minor

(Cheatham County Jail Photo)

A man accused of running over and killing his girlfriend in Nashville is now booked on a $14 million in Cheatham County on a sexual exploitation charge.

Charles Nichols III, 33, is charged with solicitation of sexual exploitation of a minor in Cheatham County. He was booked on May 10.

During a hearing in Cheatham County, the sheriff's office said Nichols was "disrespectful to the court and public" as he swore several times in court.

The sheriff's office said "the more he cussed, the more his bond went up."

Nichols had previously been arrested in Nashville after police said he drove over and killed his girlfriend.

Police said Alicia Hanvy and Nichols were dating and got into an argument on March 19. Nichols told investigators he put his car in reverse, attempting to leave. At some point, Hanvy was trapped under the car and was critically injured.

Nichols fled the scene on foot. He was arrested nearby on an aggravated assault charge but later bonded out.

Hanvy died a few days later at the hospital and Nichols was subsequently charged with criminal homicide and booked again into Davidson County Jail on a $100,000 bond. Nichols bonded out on April 18.

On May 10, Nichols was booked into Cheatham County Jail on the solicitation of sexual exploitation of a minor charge, and a judge subsequently set his bond at $14 million.

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