Assault suspect denied bond

Published 10:20 pm Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Circuit Court judge on Thursday denied bond for a man accused of malicious wounding in a November incident outside his father’s business.

Marcus Theodus Green is charged with malicious wounding. His father, Marcus Theodus “Boogie” Williams, also is charged with malicious wounding in the same alleged incident, but he is out on bond.

City Council in December stripped Williams of the conditional use permit for Boogie’s Family and Friends Outreach Organization and Lodge, where police say the crime occurred. Investigation found it happened after the business’ allowed hours of operation, Police Chief Thomas Bennett said in a presentation to City Council in December.

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Prosecutor Susan Walton argued against allowing bond for Green, noting a criminal history that includes multiple charges of failure to appear, driving under the influence of alcohol, assaulting a police officer and more.

She also said the assault left the victim with multiple broken facial bones.

“I would submit to the court that he is a danger to the community,” she said.

But Green’s attorney, Bob Sandwich, said Green should be allowed bond. He has multiple ties to the community, he said, including a fiancée and 6-month-old daughter. He has a job at his father’s auto repair shop and is paying child support for four children.

Sandwich also said Green disputes he was even involved in the assault.

“Witnesses will testify he wasn’t there,” he said.

Judge Rodham T. Delk Jr. said the evidence in Green’s favor did not overcome the legal presumption against bond, and therefore denied it.

Green’s arraignment is set for March 21. Williams’ arraignment is set for May 2.