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Bond Set for Accused Macon Gas Station Shooter

A Bibb County judge on Thursday granted bond for Frank Reeves, the 73-year-old man suspected of shooting a woman to death outside a Macon gas station.

Judge Edgar Ennis set bond at $100,000 for Reeves Thursday morning, according to Bibb County District Attorney David Cooke.

Reeves remains in the Bibb County jail as of Friday morning, charged with felony murder, according to its web site.

When released, he must wear an electronic ankle bracelet, must be accompanied by an adult family member 24 hours a day and can leave his home only for specified purposes, like doctor's visits.

He's accused of shooting Linda Hunnicutt Dec. 4 after her car and his motorized wheelchair bumped in the parking lot of the Murphy's Express Gas station on Gray Highway in East Macon.

Ennis' ruling came about six weeks after another judge denied bond for Reeves

After a bond hearing, Judge Howard Simms said the testimony and evidence in the case indicates that Reeves is unstable and unpredictable.

He said all evidence in the case pointed to "an unprovoked and violent assault" on Hunnicutt.

Cooke said, as far as he knew, the facts of the case are the same as when Simms issued his order.

"His health was poor, it remains poor and nothing has changed," he said.

Reeves' lawyer, Veronica Brinson, said Friday morning that the Reeves family is working on securing his bond and hope to bring him home within a few days.

She says the family feels the bond amount is reasonable.


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