Shooting suspect is denied bond

By Roslyn Giles  - email | bio

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Sibbie Welch walked into Recorders Court Wednesday on crutches and her leg bandaged from a gunshot wound she sustained during an alleged shootout last Thursday on Wade Street.

She faced the suspects, Donald Bush, 20 (N.O.) and Delmorris Boyd, 22 (D-Head) in court as they answered to charges in connection with the incident which happened outside Welch's home in an area called, "The Hole".

Boyd was escorted out of the proceeding and his case continued because he didn't have an attorney present.  The judge did hear testimony from several witnesses who came forward to give their side of the story. One witness who wanted to remain anonymous had a conflicting story compared to the six other witnesses.  "They're saying they didn't see D-Head sitting with no gun, that's because they're sitting this way…the cut is here and the apartment sits back and there's no way they could see him.

Ken Johnson, a witness along with several others told the judge they only saw Bush firing his weapon. "We had 12 children out there. We had to cover them, people were running behind cars and he (Bush) just wouldn't stop.  This guy has to get off the streets," said Johnson.

Police officers testified that Bush stated he and Boyd were arguing prior to the shooting. Although they did not disclose the reason behind the confusion, the anonymous witness seems to know what it was all about. "Drugs, who can sale the most and make the most money."

The judge also called Boyd back into the courtroom and asked, "Do you know who shot at you?" Boyd replied, the man next to me (Bush).

Bush is being held without bond. His case has been bound over to Superior Court.

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