A $25k bond was set for a White Hall man accused of stabbing a relative


By Ray King

A $25,000 bond was set Friday for a White Hall man accused of stabbing a relative during an altercation Wednesday.

Circuit Judge Phillip Green set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Darquis Fleming, 24, with second-degree domestic battery. Green was filling in for Circuit Judge Kim Bridgforth.

The hearing was held without the defendant who refused to come out of his jail cell.

During that hearing, Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter asked that the victim, Julius Fleming, 45, who was also arrested be released pending further investigation because it appeared that he was only trying to defend himself during the incident.

Reading from an affidavit by Detective Dante Nicholson, Hunter said Officer Nathan Smith was sent to a residence on West 30th Avenue after a report that a man was knocking on the door and was covered in blood while holding a knife.

Nicholson reported  that police went across the street and found Darquis Fleming hiding in the attic.

Darquis Fleming was ordered to have no contact with the victim and told to come back to court June 24.