General Sessions Court Judge Gary Starnes on Tuesday kept the bonds high for three men police say are gang members charged with the murder of 39-year-old Steve Mosley at 1108 N. Hawthorne St. in early July.
The bond for Ronald Cosper, 18, is $1.5 million. It is over $2 million for Devante Kearell "White Chalk" Stoudemire, 20, and $900,000 for Dustin Hayes, 18.
Stoudemire, of 4610 Sunflower Lane, was out on bond for another murder - the slaying of JerMichael Richardson.
Detective Matthew Puglise said both Stoudemire and Hayes admitted going to Mosley's apartment to carry out a robbery. He said they told him they were after "weed and money."
He said Stoudemire denied going into the residence, but said he heard shots and saw Cosper running through a cut-through to Sheridan Avenue.
The detective said Hayes admitted being the driver, and he said Hayes showed officers where they could find spent shell casings from the slaying. He said three shell casings were found in a ditch near Greenwood Avenue. He said the victim was shot three times with the same type ammunition.
He said Hayes stated that Stoudemire wiped the shell casings with a rag and dropped them in a ditch.
The detective said Cosper's fingerprints were found on the screen door of the residence where the shooting took place.
The victim, who had a record of drug sales, was found lying face down in Apt. B. He lived in Apt. A. Investigators found signs of a struggle inside the unit.
A witness described in detail seeing a white four-door Buick pull up to an abandoned lot on Sheridan Avenue. It was driven by a white male in a ponytail. A black male exited the vehicle and walked through an alley toward N. Hawthorne. The black male was wearing a torquoise shirt and had a low haircut. The witness then heard multiple gunshots and saw the same black male return to the Buick, which went north on Sheridan. The witness saw Stoudemire get into the Buick at the corner of Sheridan and Wilson Street.
Cosper was bound to the Grand Jury on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a firearm, and especially aggravated robbery.
Stoudemire bound to the Grand Jury on charges of felony murder and especially aggravated robbery.
Hayes was bound to the Grand Jury on charges of accessory to felony murder, filing a false report, and especially aggravated robbery.
Police said Stoudemire is a validated member of the Gangster Disciples and Cosper is a validated member of the 52 Hoover Crips. Hayes was described as a self-proclaimed Mafioso gang member.
Police earlier said Stoudemire was the gunman who shot Richardson in the head in Brainerd in November 2010.
Stoudemire, who was 18 at the time was charged with criminal homicide in that case.