Bond raised to $400,000 in molestation case

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 27, 2012

A man convicted in 1983 of killing his former wife and daughter, and who was charged this week with molesting a 4-year-old, has had his bond increased.
Jimmy Lee Farmer, 58, turned himself in Tuesday. He was charged by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office with first-degree sexual assault of a minor and indecent liberties with a child.
His original bond was set at $50,000. During a bond hearing this morning, his bond was increased $400,000.
A Sheriff’s Office report said the child and an adult were visiting Farmer, of Burksway Drive, on March 8 when the incident occurred.
Farmer was released in 2007 after spending about 24 years in prison for beating his 28-year-old ex-wife and their 8-year-old daughter to death with a piece of wood in Thomasville.
Farmer was able to earn early release under former Fair Sentencing laws.