An Anniston teen charged with murder remained in the Calhoun County Jail on Wednesday and will likely be there longer after a judge ruled to change his property bond to cash only.
Jamikel Antrez Hackman, 19, was charged with murder Sept. 13 in connection with the June shooting death of 18-year-old Little David Hardy, according to an Anniston arrest report.
It was after Hackman’s arrest during an interview with investigators that he allegedly “made threats regarding a person(s) who identified the said defendant along with threats to law enforcement,” according to a motion for bond increase filed by Chief Assistant District Attorney Lynn Hammond on Sept. 14.
Hackman allegedly told law enforcement that “if he was released from jail that the department would be working another murder case,” Hammond wrote in the motion. The 19-year-old also allegedly told police he had an AR-15 rifle, according to the motion.
District Judge Chris McIntyre granted the motion, increasing the bond from a $75,000 property bond to a $25,000 cash-only bond, according to court records filed Sept. 15.
Calhoun County Circuit Clerk Kim McCarson said even though the dollar value went down, the cash-only stipulation was considered an increase.
“With a cash-only bond, he or his family will have to come up with more money up front to get him out of jail,” she explained.
Hardy was shot in the torso multiple times June 26 and pronounced dead at the scene at the 1000 block of South Christine Avenue, Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown said in June.
Anniston police Sgt. Kyle Price on Tuesday declined to comment on Hackman’s arrest.
“We still have some work to do on the case but we will likely release more information in a week or so,” he said by phone.