$1 million bond given in attempted murder case

Published 12:56 am Saturday, November 1, 2014

Leroy Jackson is behind bars with high bond following his first court appearance concerning his attempted murder charge.

Dallas County District Judge Bob Armstrong issued a $1 million bond for the suspect, who is allegedly responsible for shooting a 25-year-old man multiple times, according to District Attorney Michael Jackson.

“We were glad [the $1 million bond] was given,” Michael said. “It’s a serious charge. We want to make sure the message was sent that this is a very violent offense.”

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Selma officials responded to the intersection Philpot Avenue and Lauderdale Street area in reference to officers finding a 25-year-old black male lying in a nearby drainage ditch. The victim named “Leroy” as the shooter, according to Lt. Curtis Muhannad with the Selma PD.

An investigation into the incident led Selma Police to believe the victim and Leroy knew each other prior to the incident and had some sort of disagreement, Muhannad said Wednesday.

The 25-year-old male was transported Saturday to the Vaughan Regional Medical Center, where he was later airlifted to a hospital in Montgomery in critical condition.

The victim is still in critical condition as of Friday afternoon, Michael said.

Selma Police issued a warrant for Leroy’s arrest Monday, and he turned himself in to the department the next day.

Attempted murder is a Class A felony. If convicted, the Leroy could face 10 years to life in prison without parole.