Murder suspect’s case heads to grand jury

Published 8:43 pm Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, a judge in Dallas County pushed the murder case for 25-year-old suspect Darrie Dewayne Dees to the next Dallas County Grand Jury after he was accused of murder when he shot a man downtown after an argument in July.

“The judge found probable cause in the case after the preliminary hearing,” District Attorney Michael Jackson said about Dees. “That is why he bound the case over to the grand jury.”

Jackson said the next grand jury would most likely be sometime in December or January, but until then, Dees’ bond will remain the same, set at $5 million.

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“We are trying to make sure Selma is not the Wild, Wild West,” Jackson said. “All of these people with guns going around shooting people, we are going to make sure their bonds stay set high and they stay locked up.”

Shortly after 10 p.m. on Monday, July 30 shots were fired at a downtown nightclub on Alabama Avenue. Several individuals were fleeing on foot from the scene and Dees was one of those. He was quickly stopped by law enforcement and police discovered him to be armed.

A 25-year-old man was shot at the nightclub, and after being transported to Vaughan Regional Medical Center was pronounced dead. The victim was reportedly shot multiple times.

When Dees was taken into custody, he was additionally charged with person forbidden to posses a firearm and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Later that night another victim was shot near King Street, at a house known to be Dee’s most recent home address.

Dee’s teenage nephew was shot but not killed and police finally arrested a suspect in that case.