Thursday, January 26, 2012
Judge revokes suspect’s bond
By SUE WATSON
The third judicial district circuit court Monday acted on a motion by Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson to hold Rico Fleming without bond.
The 22-year-old is one of three defendants in a case of murder and drive-by shooting that took place in Marshall County on Christmas morning 2011.
Judge John Gregory ordered Fleming’s $1 million bond, set by justice court judge Mae Garrison, revoked and that the defendant be held without bond pending further court action.
Fleming and defendants Cory Albright, 31, and 16-year-old Christopher K. Collins are each charged with one count murder and five counts drive-by shooting in the Christmas Day incident, according to Dickerson.
Albright was in justice court Monday before judge Ernest Cunningham where the defendant was allowed to meet with a court-appointed public defender, Amanda Whaley Smith with Smith/Whaley Law Firm in Holly Springs.
Kelvin Frye of Oxford has been appointed public defender for Rico Fleming and represented the defendant Monday in court in Oxford.
The third suspect, Collins, has hired Steve Farese as his attorney and is currently out of jail on $50,000 bond.
After appearing briefly in justice court Monday, Albright met with Smith while family members were present at the table. Six family members were in the courtroom and visited with Albright Monday. He wore orange jail garb and foot shackles but was not in handcuffs. He smiled and whispered with family members before court convened.
Newly elected constable Antwon Lester served as bailiff.
The three defendants are set to appear in preliminary hearings in Marshall County justice court at 9 a.m, Wednesday, Feb. 8.
The sheriff will present theses cases before Judge Cunningham in an attempt to get them bound over to the grand jury in July.
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