House party shooting suspects denied bond (Nov. 17, 2010)
A teen suspected of shooting into a crowd and killing another teen at a house party last November had bond set at $100,000 in Rockdale County Superior Court today.
Tevin Williams, 17, and his attorney came before Chief Judge Sidney Nation this morning to request a bond of about $10,000, which was denied.
Nation said that, if the defense thought bond amount was too much, perhaps people should start setting aside $100,000 each time they bring guns to shoot into a birthday party.
Williams and co-defendant James Edwards allegedly shot into a crowd during an illegal teen house party in the Travers Creek subdivision, killing 18-year-old Dequavious Stephon Mapp, a senior at Rockdale County High School. A 16-year-old was also shot in the back and a 15-year-old was shot in the arm.
Edwards and Williams are both charged with aggravated assault, shooting a firearm within 50 feet of a roadway, possession of a firearm by a person under 18, reckless conduct. Williams is also charged with theft by receiving for possession of a stolen gun.
Investigators are awaiting ballistics tests to determine which bullet killed Mapp.
Williams had bond set at $100,000 on Feb. 14.
Courts are required to assign a bond after a defenant has been held for 90 days.