Selma murder suspect gets $150,000 bond

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 26, 2003

Murder suspect Jeffery Leon Davis has received a $150,000 bond.

Davis, 41, of Selma, is charged with killing Hosea James Williams, 49, of Montgomery. Williams was found shot to death in his car behind the J.C. Penny department store at the Selma Mall around 10:45 a.m. Monday.

Davis appeared before Dallas County District Judge Nathaniel Walker Wednesday for a first call hearing.

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According to Dallas County District Attorney Ed Greene, Davis had prior felonies and had been in the state penitentiary. &uot;He’s done hard time,&uot; Greene said.

Greene also said that once the investigation was completed, a capital murder charge could be levied.

According to Assistant District Attorney Mitzi Johnson-Theodoro, the first call hearing allowed Walker the chance to appoint counsel for Davis if necessary, to discuss bond and possibly raise the charge from murder to capital murder.

Attorney Joseph Hagood represented Davis at Wednesday’s hearing.

The first call hearing ensures the defendants’ rights aren’t tainted and that he/she has appropriate representation.

Davis’ next court appearance is his preliminary hearing, scheduled for July 8.