Judge places $2.5M bond on murder suspectPublished 7:56pm Thursday, March 7, 2013
A three-day manhunt for a suspect tied to a Sunday night murder ended Wednesday afternoon on Alabama Avenue.
The Selma Police Department announced Wednesday evening they had arrested 20-year-old Joshua McClendon and have charged him with murder.
According to Selma Chief of Police William T. Riley, police responded to 116-D Beech Creek Apartments shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday where they found a black male lying in the roadway next to the driver side of a vehicle.
“They victim had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest area,” Riley said. “The victim was transported to a local hospital and later died of his wounds.”
Riley said the investigation and interviews led them to identify McClendon as the suspect that supposedly shot and killed the victim.
McClendon was arrested on the 900 block of Alabama Avenue.
Thursday, District Judge Bob Armstrong gave McClendon a $2.5 million bond and then he was placed back in the Dallas County Jail.