Gary Thomas Posey

Judge Scott Smith heard the motion to set bond for Gary Thomas Posey.  Judge Smith set bond at $250,000 for the 73-year-old man accused of fatally wounding his step-son, 50-year-old Eric Wayne Martin.  His attorney, Leana Ann Wade cited numerous medical conditions for bond including a bullet in his back.  She said removal could mean paralysis.  In addition to his medical conditions, she said he was at a higher risk for contracting Covid 19 due to his age.  He has been in jail since the shooting on March 28th.  His sister has committed to providing Posey with a place to live until his trial date.  Meanwhile, District Attorney, Rosemary Green protested bond fearing witness intimation.  She added, they were still unsure what provoked Posey to shoot Martin.  According to reports, his wife was in bed when Posey entered the room, grabbed a gun, and said he was going to “kill that son of a (expletive)”.  First responders found Martin’s body in a room with a gun, he had been shot several times.  Posey was bleeding from his side.  He did not realize he had been shot.    

Martin has reportedly lived with Posey and his mother for more than 15 years.  Judge Smith did not agree with an assertion that Posey posed no threat to anyone but said he would have to set bond due to the length of time he had been in jail.  In addition, the Grand Jury is not scheduled to convene until threats posed by Covid 19 have subsided.  If released, he may have no contact with the witness, his wife.  He may not reside with his wife or possess any fire arms.