The girlfriend of a murder victim speaks out during a bond hearing for the accused.  The motion for bond also included comments from a close friend of the deceased.  Nineteen-year-old Chase Dion Smith was arrested on May 4th,  following the stabbing death of Cody Myers.   According to BCSO reports, first responders were called to 103 Dripping Rock Trail, Acworth April, 25th, 2020.  They found 30-year-old Cody Myers on the ground receiving CPR; he was pronounced dead at the scene.  Witnesses said Myers and Smith were involved in a heated argument.  The two reportedly walked to the side of the house.  Myers received 6 stab wounds to the chest.  Smith and Eighteen-year-old, Nicholas Deshon Willis left the location in a passenger car.  Smith later turned himself in and was charged with one count of murder and one count of aggravated assault. 

In February Smith was arrested for family violence.  According to reports, Smith and his girlfriend were traveling in a passenger car when he slapped her face in front of two small children.  District attorney Rosemary Green said he exited the car and ran before police arrived on scene.  He was charged with battery family violence and two counts of cruelty to children.    

His attorney argued that Smith has family in both Bartow and Cherokee counties.  He also has a newborn child with his girlfriend.  He has been in jail for more than 90 days and has not been indicted.  It’s unknown when a grand jury can meet for the case due to COVID 19.

Green said Smith should be denied bond because he had left two crime scenes, he was a flight risk and witnesses in the case were subject to intimidation.   

Judge Suzanne Smith also heard from Myers’s girlfriend. She said her 5-year-old had been traumatized by his father’s death.  He could not sleep or eat and was failing in school.  

A good friend of Myers ask Judge Smith not to allow bond.  Black said he had been in prison and was better for it, adding that Smith needed to learn and grow from this situation. Bond was denied