Two Anniston men and a Florida man remained in the Calhoun County Jail on Thursday after pleading not guilty to the July shooting death of another Anniston man, according to court records.
Alfred De’Bree Miller and Torey Lacar Hudson, both of Anniston, and DeAngelo Martez Harris, of Panama City, Fla., were each indicted on a murder charge in connection to the shooting death of Anthony Fluker, according to court records. Miller pleaded not guilty Sept. 27, Harris on Oct. 3 and Hudson pleaded not guilty Wednesday, according to those records.
Anniston police responded to reports of gunfire at Norwood Homes on July 13 and discovered Fluker with a gunshot wound, Anniston police Sgt. Shaun Firestone said after the incident.
Last month prosecutors took the case to a Calhoun County grand jury, which indicted Hudson, Miller and Harris on a murder charge. The indictments, filed in court records, say the three aided and abetted each other in Fluker’s death.
Attorneys Shaun Quinlan, representing Miller, and David Johnston, representing Harris, both filed motions for bond reductions claiming the state failed to hold required hearings 72 hours after their clients’ arrest, according to court records. All three defendants’ bonds were set at $100,000 cash.
Both motions claim the defendants were not given a first appearance before a judge or magistrate within 72 hours of their arrest, as written in state law. If there is not a hearing within 72 hours, a defendant should be released on a bond at the lowest recommended amount for a Class A felony, according to law. For a Class A felony, the recommended amount is $15,000 to $150,000.
Miller was arrested on Sept. 8 but did not appear in court until Sept. 13, according to court records. Harris was arrested on Sept. 29 and did not appear in court until Oct. 3, according to those records.
“DeAngelo Martez Harris is entitled as required by law for his bond to be reset to a surety bond in the amount of $15,000,” according to Johnston’s motion. Quinlan requested the same bond for Miller.
Attorney Will Broome Jr., representing Hudson, also requested a bond reduction for his client. Hudson however was given a hearing on Sept. 8, the same day he was arrested. Broome argued his client has no criminal record and both his parents live in the county.
“The defendant’s cash bond of $100,000 is excessive, unjust, unnecessary and serves to deprive the defendant of his constitutional right to reasonable bail,” Broome wrote.
Broome suggested a $30,000 property bond for his client.
Efforts to reach Quinlan, Johnston and Broome on Thursday were unsuccessful.
Circuit Judge Bid Turner, who will preside over all three cases, set a bond hearing for Miller on Oct. 19 and a hearing for Hudson on Oct. 24, according to court records. Court records did not indicate on Thursday afternoon if Turner set a bond hearing for Harris.