Bond revoked for defendants in shooting

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 12, 2002

A Dallas County District judge revoked the bonds of three men charged in a string of shooting incidents in Selma, and ordered them to remain in jail pending the outcome of their cases.

Tyron Stallworth, Jarron Stallworth and Ronald Fitts appeared before Judge Nathaniel Walker in a bond hearing Wednesday morning, but they did not get a chance to go home as they had hoped.

After two hours of arguments from state prosecutor and Selma Police detectives and delays in receiving the defendants’ case files, Walker ordered all three men held at the Dallas County Jail on a bond revocation. He did set a $125,000 bond for each of them for their most recent case involving a shooting last week near the intersection of Washington Street and Selma Avenue, where two youths were shot. The two men remain in a Birmingham hospital in serious condition, according to prosecutors.

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“I find that all three of you pose a real and present danger to the community,” Walker told the defendants.

After having their bonds were revoked, all three men looked disappointed as they took their seats in the jury box. Tyron Stallworth and Fitts held their head down as Walker talked to Jarron Stallworth.

According to the district attorney’s office, all three men were involved in the shooting incident last week while out on bond for previous shooting incidents.

Walker set the defendants’ next court appearance, a first call felony hearing, for July 24.