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Bond holds on man charged in Franklin Street stabbing

March 11, 2004|by PEPPER BALLARD

A Washington County District Court judge Wednesday ordered that bond remain at $750,000 for Teeshi Davis despite attempts by Davis' defense attorney to lower the bond because Davis is an expectant father.

Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Michelle Flores said Davis, 18, of 1004H Noland Drive, is being held at the county detention center on nine charges, including attempted second-degree murder, in connection with a stabbing on the first block of East Franklin Street Tuesday morning that sent a man to the hospital with cuts to his head and abdomen.

Assistant Public Defender Brian Hutchison told Davis before the hearing started that he didn't need to say anything, and Davis appeared confused when District Judge Ralph H. France asked him a direct question about whether he understood the charges against him.

Hutchison said, "He's 18 years old, he lives locally and has a child on the way. We would hope the court would set a reasonable bond."

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Flores requested that Davis be held without bond, explaining that the victim was hit so hard in the forehead that it "very well could have killed the victim."

When France asked Davis if he had anything to say, Davis said, "It was a fight that took a wrong turn."

Hutchison quickly spoke up to say that Davis would not say anything more.

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