Although bond has been granted for four of the eight people jailed following a July 5 fatal shooting at Macons Zodiac Lounge, all of them remain in jail.
A $75,000 bond was set Thursday for 30-year-old Kiyo Johnson, a woman accused of participating in the beating of 21-year-old Deion Davis that occurred prior to Davis and 17-year-old Jamonni Bland being shot.
Johnson is charged with attempted murder and participation in criminal street gang activity. Police have said she is shown on surveillance video throwing a beer bottle that struck Davis in the head and later walking back and forth, talking with her alleged fellow members of the Mafia street gang before the shooting began.
While arguing for a bond in Bibb County Superior Court, Johnsons lawyer, John Carter, said she was outside the club, located at the RiverView Event Center in downtown Macon, when the shooting occurred.
She denies any involvement in any of this, he said.
Arthur Freeman III has a $75,000 bond, but is being held at the jail on a probation hold. His lawyer argued for the hold to be lifted Thursday during a separate Bibb County Superior Court hearing, but a probation officer argued that the 27-year-old Freeman has had a history of failing to report to probation when required.
Judge Howard Simms denied the request to lift the hold.
Police have said a fight between Freeman and Davis sparked the chain of events that led to 28-year-old John Michael Hollingshed Jr. allegedly shooting Davis eight times and 30-year-old Andre Maurice Bonner allegedly shooting Bland five times, causing his death.
In a third hearing, bond was denied for Johnifer Barnwell, a 27-year-old man charged with attempted murder and participation in criminal street gang activity in the case.
A police officer testified at a commitment hearing last week that Barnwell was in the club when the fight occurred and was outside during the shooting, said Barnwells lawyer, James Rockefeller.
Thats the only thing the officer could testify to, Rockefeller said.
Rockefeller argued that prosecutors have overcharged the case.
He said Barnwell had some friends who were involved in a gang in the past.
Prosecutor Jimmy Daniels said Barnwell was on bond for an entering auto case at the time of the shooting. Hes also had an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear in court.
Simms cited the bench warrant as a reason for denying Barnwell bond.
Miranda Pettiway, the 28-year-old alleged getaway driver, is charged with murder, attempted murder and participation in criminal street gang activity. She is being held on $100,000 bond. Percy Welch Jr., 37, who also is charged with attempted murder and criminal street gang activity is being held on $75,000 bond.
No bond has been set for Bonner, Hollingshed or Jimmy Lee Scott, 29. All three are charged with attempted murder and participation in criminal street gang activity. Bonner and Hollingshed additionally are charged with murder.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.