BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The suspect accused of firing shots into a crowd at a fraternity party near Southern University Friday, 22-year-old Jaicedric Williams, will be held without bond.
“Based on him being out on two charges, we asked both of the different courts to hold him without bond in both courts have agreed and held him without bond,” said EBR District Attorney Hillar Moore.
“He has two pending charges — one is a misdemeanor domestic violence charge which he had a bench warrant outstanding for him that he did not appear, the other was an attempt armed robbery which was scheduled for trial today,” said Moore.
This appears to be a growing pattern of people being arrested for violent crimes — released on bond and then reoffending. Moore said he has been meeting with officials to fix this apparent problem.
“I’ve been meeting with the judges, the mayor, the chief, the sheriff, the public defender, to say we have to find a better way to be prepared to set bonds to get more information to judges to have everyone to be arraigned at one time, one spot so that judges can have as much information as they can to set the appropriate bond.”
On Tuesday, Williams had his first court appearance where he was denied the use of indigent defense. His bond was set at $1.95 million but will be on hold pending a bond hearing where a judge will determine if he is a danger to society.