FIRST ON WITN: Greenville Murder Suspect Given Bond

A murder suspect, arrested yesterday for one of the recent Greenville murders, now has a $500,000 bond.

Jimmy Richardson III turned himself in to police Wednesday for the stabbing death of Leroy Staton. The 36-year-old Staton was killed in the parking lot of Jaycee Park on November 17th.

With his parents in the courtroom this morning a district court judge set Richardson's bond with multiple stipulations. Those include wearing electronic monitoring, he cannot be in possession or consume drugs or alcohol, has to in his residence from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., and when he is outside he must carry a copy of his bond order at all times. Richardson also cannot posses a firearm or other dangerous or deadly weapons.

The judge says if he violates any of those conditions his bond would jump to $1 million.

A court appointed lawyer was also given to the man. At last check Richardson was still in jail.


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A suspect in a recent Greenville murder is behind bars after turning himself in.

Greenville police say 19-year-old Jimmy Richardson III is charged with an open count of murder in the stabbing death of 36-year-old Leroy Staton in the parking lot of Jaycee Park November 17th.

Police believe the incident is drug related.

Richardson is in the Pitt County Detention Center with no bond. He is scheduled to make a first court appearance Thursday.


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  • by Truth on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:59 AM
    People the fact is that you all are blind, deaf, and Dead. The fact is that you are judging. WRONG. The fact is that the law makers are unjust men that never will give up The honor of being slave owners. Black people all people Seek GOD. Words are spoken and deeds done the United States is a very prejudice place. The treatment of President Obama is for the whole world to see if he said wear a rain coat the haters would get wet. Black men are targeted from birth to fail and as many as the Law can will take away their manhood. Jail. Black men are proud, brave, and strong. Fear, hate, and ignorance lives in the heart of America. Their are blacks that are just as or worst than whites. They look down on every one that is black, poor black , or a black that is even accused of a crime. What happened to help my neighbor? HELP OUR Neighbor. You Upper Class Black that help no one are the worst form of racism. The ones that are social workers, teachers, lawyers, and policeman. Please donot forget the Ministers (all you church officals). Churches the love has waxed cold until there is none. People God offered Himself. He is the only way that we can survive. Seek GOD with all your hearts.
  • by Choco Finest Location: Chocowinity on Dec 10, 2011 at 11:41 AM
    Dis Is My LIL Homie I Knw Dis Guy Like A Bro He Was Always quiet never messed with anyone! Feel for da victom but he really had to make my boy mad N he did wat he had to do!!! Cnt sleep on da young croud!! FREE JR
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      by Hurting on Dec 15, 2011 at 01:13 AM in reply to Choco Finest
      It's a shame that the 'young crowd' is not only proud of this tragedy, but feels that this person should go free. Thinking that just because your friend got 'mad' that justifies taking a life. Well Leroy was my friend, and although he has a past he was trying to get his life together, If it wasn't for circumstances that even you can relaste to, maybe he wouldn't have even been there but that still doesn't justify what happened to him. It's so sad that your generation thinks that living on the edge and having a name in the streets is the most important thing. I pray for you all smh. The black community is losing our men to violence and jail and nobody wants to talk about THAT, you just want to emulate what you see on tv and be ignorant to real life. Maybe one day you will understand what things like this does to our people. RIP Stretch
  • by barrysgirl Location: tennessee on Dec 9, 2011 at 07:29 AM
    Will the NAACP now retract their complaint against the amount of bond for the white boy now that a black man has been given the same bond for the same crime? IMO, this makes their argument nil. I am sure they won't as I am just as sure they will continue to say that the bond amounts are still not fair. I am looking forward to their comments on this.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 9, 2011 at 03:56 AM
    This in stories like this continues to bother me it seems like every day someone is killing someone else what ever happened good old fashion fight these cowards have to use weapons. One more thing what happened to be an innocent until proven guilty was the case I are people handcuffed sent to jail and have a bond will never get back isn't this kind of like being guilty till proven innocent
  • by smh Location: greenville on Dec 9, 2011 at 01:06 AM
    Really? So basically you put a murderer that gets out on bond on supervised probation. Ridiculous use of the court system. So what if he kills again while out? do you give him the same terms with stricter limits?
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      by bonds. on Dec 9, 2011 at 04:55 AM in reply to smh
      Bond isn't a punishment, it's insurance if he doesn't show up to court. If he doesn't pay it, he stays in jail until trial. Guess what happens if he pays the bond and gets caught committing crime/violating his bond order before trial: he will go to jail again and have to pay double his bond to get out. And feel free to check the PittCO detention center detainees. It would tell you that Richardson is still in jail. So, no, he doesn't get supervised probation, he gets 24 hours per day in a cell.
  • by 2 SIDES Location: greenville on Dec 8, 2011 at 09:24 PM
    TO ALL U WISE IDIOTS! THERE'S 2 SIDES TO EVERY STORY, SHUT UP UNTIL U HEAR THE WHOLE STORY....
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      by Bo on Dec 9, 2011 at 02:20 PM in reply to 2 SIDES
      Thank you 2 SIDES, I'm co signing.
  • by Petey Pirate on Dec 8, 2011 at 06:28 PM
    Dont know about yall, but I feel safer with this Ace back on the street. Good job!
  • by frontman Location: greenville on Dec 8, 2011 at 06:01 PM
    the media... what can i say? anything for ratings!!! tell the real story...greenville pd, high fiving yourself for a sloppy investigation... GET THE WHOLE STORY AND STOP TELLING THE CITIZENS OF GREENVILLE LIES!!!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 8, 2011 at 06:01 PM
    Why can't parents raise their children to be polite, respectful, law abiding children?
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      by Andy Rooney on Dec 9, 2011 at 10:49 AM in reply to
      It is not always the parent's fault. There are many many kids who were raised right, but got involved with the wrong crowd and became rebellious and out-of-control. His parents may have very well been kind and good people, raising their son the best they can. I am sure they are devastated by his actions. Do not assume its the parent's fault. If you have kids, don't think for a second that they are safe from bad influences, and no matter how often you tell them to say NO, they very well may say YES. It won't be your fault, its just the way the world is today. Seems like nowadays the stricter you are on kids, the more rebellious and disrespectful they become.
  • by 40some on Dec 8, 2011 at 05:13 PM
    This is a case of black on black crime. The NAACP has no interest in this.
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