Judge revokes bond for Selma suspect

Published 3:50 pm Monday, April 20, 2020

A Selma man’s bond was revoked this week from a previous drug charge.

Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Don McMillan revoked the bond of Melvin Jerome Marshall, according to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson.

Marshall, 44, was charged with murder, first-degree domestic violence assault and discharging into an occupied vehicle on April 13. Selma Police Department  Sgt. Ray Blanks said the fatal shooting took place at 3:22 p.m. on April 11 at the 3000 block of Burgandy Avenue. The SPD arrived on the scene after responding to a call of two gunshot victims. Marshall shot two African-American women, ages 56, and 20. The older woman, Renesia Levon Caver, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Jackson said Marshall turned himself in to a bounty hunter on Easter Sunday and arrested by the Selma Police Department.

Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Bob Armstrong arraigned Marshall in the Dallas County Courtroom on April 12 and set bond at $500,000.

Jackson said the pending drug charge for Marshall comes from a Dec. 11, 2017 when he was arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance. McMillan granted the Dallas County District Attorney’s office to revoke Marshall’s bond set by Armstrong.

Armstrong set Marshall’s preliminary hearing date on the murder charge for June 2 at 1:30 p.m. McMillian set a bond hearing for Marshall on June 15 at 9 a.m. to review whether he will leave the bond revoked for the drug charge.