Alleged shooter held without bond

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 1, 2004

A Selma man charged with robbery first degree and assault first degree is being held with no bond after Dallas County District Court Judge Nathaniel Walker handed down an order on Friday.

Walker’s order states that David Keonne Hunter Jr., 19, be “held without bond given the fact that he has committed new crimes while released on bond from criminal charges previously filed. Defendant’s bond in all District Court cases is hereby revoked pending further hearings and dispositions by this Court. Defendant is ordered held in the Dallas County Jail.”

Hunter’s charges stem from a Jan. 13 shooting and robbery involving Selma resident John Young. According to Young’s sister, Loretta Young, her brother was using a telephone outside a local establishment when he was approached by a man, who was later identified as Hunter during the investigation.

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Hunter allegedly asked for a ride then pulled a gun on Young while in the car.

Loretta Young said her brother shot four times as he attempted to escape.

Authorities arrested Hunter Jan. 21. He has been held at the Dallas County Jail since.

According to Selma City Council President George Evans, the council heard from Hunter’s mother in a Monday night executive session. Council members, Fourth Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Parke Keith and members of the police department as well as city employees followed up on Monday’s executive session in a meeting on Friday.

Evans said Friday’s meeting occurred to discuss allegations made against the police department. “We’re not going to take any action,” Evans said. “It was confirmed that the police department followed proper procedure following that arrest.”

Councilman B.L. Tucker, who missed Friday’s meeting, said he didn’t want to attend because it was based on “haphazard information.”

Tucker continued, saying that “I support my police department 100 percent.” There’s two sides to every story.”

Evans noted that “We got one side of the story one day and another side on Friday.”

According to Keith’s motion to revoke bond, which Walker granted on Friday, Hunter’s Jan. 21 arrest isn’t his first brush with the law. The motion states Hunter has a pending robbery third degree charge. The motion also states Hunter has two pending assault first degree charges and one shooting into an occupied vehicle charge.

In addition, Hunter has a pending robbery first degree charge that hasn’t yet been presented to the grand jury.

In Selma’s City Court, Hunter has pending charges of domestic violence, assault and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.