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Bond denied in unrelated rape cases
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Sep 13, 2012 | 2216 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bond was denied two men in Jones County Superior Court last week who were arrested last month on totally unrelated cases for the offense of rape.

Russell Frazier, 53, was arrested July 17 and was indicted by a grand jury for the offense Aug. 6. He was in court Sept. 6 asking for a bond. Frazier was represented in the bond hearing by public defender Len Myers. The attorney told the court, if released on bond, his client would appear for calendar calls and was not a flight risk.

“He has family in the area and would not be a threat to influence witnesses,” Myers said.

Assistant District Attorney Keagan Goodrich said Frazier’s criminal history reads like a person who should not be out on bond. She said he served 14-and-one-half years in prison in New York for a bank robbery, and his other crimes include robbery, burglary, and criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Goodrich added that there was another charge of robbery with a firearm and assault with the intent to cause injury.

“He has spent a lot of time in prison. His latest crime took place May 13, and I ask you to hold him without bond. He is not from here and is a risk to flee,” the prosecutor stated.

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