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Bond denied for suspected shooter from Tennessee
Terrell Bennett

COVINGTON, Ga – A Tennessee man accused of shooting a Covington woman in March will stay behind bars at the Newton County Jail for the time being after his request for bond was denied by a Superior Court judge Wednesday.

Terrell Bennett, 44, is charged with criminal attempt to commit a felony, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in the March 20 shooting of a woman while she was in her bed.

The Nashville man allegedly entered the house on Hidden Branches Way just before 5 a.m. and shot the victim multiple times before fleeing the scene.

In court Wednesday, Newton County Assistant District Attorney Alex Stone said Bennett returned to the scene after the after the shooting and was arrested by investigators with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office they found evidence in his car tying him to the crime.

Stone argued against bond, telling Alcovy Judicial Circuit Judge Ken Wynne that Bennett posed a threat to the safety of the citizens of Newton County, a threat to try to intimidate witnesses and a flight risk.

Wynne agreed and ordered Bennett held. His next court appearance is scheduled for August.