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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