Columbus murder suspect gets bond by law

35-year-old Tavares Lowe (Source: Columbus Police Department)
35-year-old Tavares Lowe (Source: Columbus Police Department)

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  A man charged in connection with the murder and armed robbery of an Army veteran. 

Thirty-year-old Wayman Glenn James, Jr. was shot in the head and killed at a Decatur Court apartment complex in Carver Heights back in June of this year.

Prosecutors say 35-year-old Tavares Lowe tipped off two other men, Shannon Fields and Ronnie Blue, that the victim had a lot of cash on him and a short time later, he was murdered.

[Read: Columbus murder: Two men on the run, one in jail]

Lowe's attorney told the judge he is not accused of shooting anyone.

Chief Muscogee County Superior Court Judge John Allen granted Lowe a $100,000 bond on his murder charge and $50,000 bond on his armed robbery charge.

According to the state, Lowe has been arrested 17 times in Georgia and has four prior felony convictions. He is on probation until 2011.

Judge Allen says he set Lowe's bond high because he is "likely to re-offend" but adds he had to grant the bond because the case has not been indicted.

In Georgia, defendants are entitled to a bond of their case is not indicted within 30 days of their arrest.

Prosecutors say Shannon Fields is out of jail on his $30,000 which he was granted last week under certain conditions. [Read: Columbus murder suspect granted bond, conditions set]

Meanwhile, Columbus Police are still looking for 34-year-old Willie Jones. He is described as being around 5'10, weighing 160 pounds and having tattoos on his arm and chest. We are told that he also goes by the name of "Jack".  [Read: Crime Stoppers needs help finding murder suspect]

If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call police.

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