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Judge denies bond for man charged with stalking
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Sep 12, 2013 | 1893 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A defendant was denied bond in Jones County Superior Court last week because of concerns for the victim’s safety as well as his own.

Walter Massey was in court Sept. 5 asking for a reasonable bond. The charges for which he was arrested include aggravated stalking. Massey was represented in the bond petition by defense attorney Veronica Brinson.

Brinson told the court her client denies he was stalking the victim and stated there was no violent contact.

“The incident he was arrested for, he was there reminding her to pay her part,” the attorney said.

Brinson called Massey’s mother and ex-wife to testify on her client’s behalf, as well as the owner of the property he leased with the alleged victim. The property owner’s purpose was to confirm that Massey’s name was on the lease, which gave him permission to be on the property.

His mother said his family lives in the area and would live with her if released from jail. The defendant’s ex-wife told the court that the alleged victim texted her that she was going to keep putting Massey in jail.

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