Suspect arrested for rape again

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 9, 2004

In May, 2003, Leon Barley, 24, was arrested for charges of first degree rape. On July 2, 2004, Barley was arrested again for first degree rape.

According to the district attorney’s office, the original case hasn’t gone to trial yet.

Barley was originally arrested for the rape of an 11-year-old girl, according to the district attorney’s office. Last year, after the arrest, he appeared in District Judge Nathaniel Walker’s court for a bond hearing. Walker issued a bond for $75,000, according to the district attorney’s office.

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A few months later, the issue of Barley’s bond was raised again, in Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins court. There it was lowered to $30,000. Barley made bond soon after. In order to be bonded on any crime, a suspect must provide 10 percent of the bond to a bail bondsman.

Barley was employed at the time of his latest arrest on July 2 as a grinder at Southern Ductile.

According to his latest warrant, Barley allegedly raped a 13-year-old relative on June 11, and is now being held on another $30,000 bond.

He is currently being held in the Dallas County Jail, as of presstime.

Earlier this week, Barley went before a judge for his first call hearing. Darryl Parker, a Montgomery attorney, was appointed to represent him. The Selma Times-Journal couldn’t contact Parker as of presstime.