Man linked to April shooting appeared in court Friday

Man linked to April shooting appeared in court Friday

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A man who was in possession of a gun linked to a previous crime appeared in recorder's court.

Michael Graves appeared in court Friday morning. Detective Deaton testified that Graves was allegedly attempting to rob a group of drug dealers when he was shot.

Graves called police and they discovered the gun he was carrying was linked to the shooting of Bruce Christy in April 2015 on the 1000 block of Harbison Drive.

Christy was shot in the leg and chest. An arrest warrant was issued and Graves was arrested in Lee County.

Deaton said in court that Graves admitted the gun was his.

A bond amount was not set in court because the judge can't determine an amount until more information on his Alabama criminal history is provided.

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