FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Tulsa Judge Sets $9.1M Bail In Good Friday Shooting

April 09, 2012  | 

CC_Flickr: turtlemoon
CC_Flickr: turtlemoon

A Tulsa, Okla., judge set bail at $9.16 million for two men who allegedly shot three people during a shooting rampage on Friday in the racially charged case, reports the Tulsa World.

Prosecutors charged Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 33, with three counts of murder, two counts of shooting with intent to kill, and one count of possession of a firearm in commission of a felony. Two other people were wounded in shootings.

England and Watts were arrested at 1:47 a.m. Sunday, after investigators determined the gunshot victims were all within a three-mile area in north Tulsa.

While Special District Judge Bill Hiddle could have denied bail for the two suspects, he likely wanted to send a message about his concern for public safety if the suspects posted a bond, several Tulsa bail bond operators told POLICE Magazine.

"By making it $9 million, it shows the severity of the crime," said Solomon Dionicio, owner of Amigo Bail Bonds. "It would be very difficult to secure that kind of bond at that amount."

To secure a bond, England or Watts would need to come up with $910,000 for the bond fee, a non-refundable deposit. They would also likely need to provide collateral in excess of $10 million, said Ryanne Hoffmann, owner of R Bail Bonds.

Even if they could provide real property that would meet the collateral requirements, a bail bond operator wouldn't likely have the funds to cover a bond at that amount, Hoffmann said.

England and Watts are scheduled back in court on April 16 for an arraignment.

By Paul Clinton


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

Bob @ 4/10/2012 5:40 AM

Why were these animals not remanded? Bail makes no sense in this circumstance.

Mike @ 4/11/2012 10:09 AM

Reread the article, they won't make that bail...that WAS the point.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: MN Officer Protected Country Star's Bar During Vegas Massacre
Minneapolis Park Police Officer Justin Brown was off-duty visiting a Las Vegas bar during...
Video: KY Deputy Uses Car Jack to Free Teen Trapped Under Vehicle
A sheriff's deputy used a car jack to rescue a teen who was trapped under a car after...
Federal Judge Refuses to Erase Joe Arpaio's Conviction Despite Trump Pardon
A federal judge on Thursday shot down former sheriff Joe Arpaio's bid to sweep his...
Staffing Crisis Prompts Raises of 25 to 30 Percent for San Diego Police
San Diego will boost pay for police officers between 25% and 30% to help solve a crisis of...
Michigan State Police Director Loses Pay for Facebook Post on NFL Protests
The director of the Michigan State Police will lose five days of pay for sharing a...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine