$1 million bond for man who shot up house

Published 9:14 pm Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Selma man was arrested Monday for allegedly shooting at several houses in Craig Field in late June after witnesses were able to identify him.

According to Captain Mike Granthum with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, 25-year-old Calvin Boyd was arrested and charged with shooting into an unoccupied dwelling.

Boyd was given a $1 million bond when he was booked in the Dallas County Jail, and a judge agreed Thursday to keep the bond at $1 million.

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“If you go outside the bond schedule, you are entitled to a bond hearing. The judge, along with the district attorney’s office saw fit to keep the bond at $1 million today,” Granthum said.

“We’re going to keep collaborating with the district attorney’s office and get these bonds high, and the judge’s are 100 percent behind keeping these criminals off the street, and they’re going to keep bonds like that until people can behave.”

According to Granthum, Boyd allegedly rode through a neighborhood in Craig Filed on June 28 and fired several shots.

“If it happens in Dallas County we’re going to prosecute them. We’re not going to take this stuff lightly because all we had was property damage,” Granthum said. “We could have had four or five murders because there were people in these houses. It is just by the grace of God that no one was struck.”

When officers arrived on scene they were not able to track down the vehicle the shots came from, but eyewitnesses did give them information that led to Boyd being the suspect.

“They were able to identify the actual subject, Calvin Boyd, as the one that was doing the shooting,” Granthum said. “They had a nickname at first, and we found out who it was and put him in a photo lineup. He was positively identified.”

Boyd is still in custody at the Dallas County Jail.