PCS Bail Bonds (www.PCSBailBonds.com), Fort Worth, Texas’ most trusted bail bond service, is commenting on the bail for an accused gun store murderer not yet being set upon his arrest.
Fort Worth resident Gerry Handsborough Jr. was arrested on December 24 and charged with murdering a gun store clerk, 32-year-old Eric Peterson. Surveillance video from the gun store helped lead to the arrest of Handsborough, who had allegedly been on the run since December 16. (Source: Cardona, C., “Man arrested, charged in Fort Worth gun store slaying,” The Dallas Morning News, December 24, 2014; http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2014/12/man-arrested-charged-in-fort-worth-gun-store-slaying.html/.)
“The surveillance video allegedly showed Handsborough originally making a purchase before shooting and killing Peterson,” says Paul Schuder, owner of PCS Bail Bonds. “It was a terrible crime and we’re fortunate Handsborough was finally caught after an arrest warrant was issued.”
Schuder explains that it’s likely that the reason bail has not yet been set is that the district attorney’s office is still in the process of adding more charges. Not having bail immediately set is not uncommon in cases where much of the facts still need to be pieced together, despite the arrest of a suspect and charges already being laid.
“When a judge is setting bail, he or she needs to know the full scope of the charges being brought against the defendant,” he adds. “This gives the judge a clear picture of the severity of the crimes and allows them to make an informed decision concerning the amount bail should be set at.”
“All of us at PCS Bail Bonds send our condolences to the family of Eric Peterson,” Schuder concludes. “It is our hope that this case is resolved quickly and can give his loved ones closure.”
PCS Bail Bonds has been serving in the Fort Worth community for over 25 years. Visit the web site at www.PCSBailBonds.com for help with understanding the bail bond process.