PCS Bail Bonds (www.PCSBailBonds.com), Fort Worth, Texas’ most trusted bail bond service, is weighing in on the reduced bail and release of the Fort Worth police shooting suspect.
Initially facing a bail of $2.0 million, Ed McIver Jr. was released from jail on June 14 after his bail was reduced to $17,000. This comes after McIver Jr. was not indicted by a grand jury the previous week on charges of shooting Fort Worth police officer Matt Pearce.
(Source: “Fort worth officer shooting suspect released from jail,” FOX4 News, June 15, 2016; http://www.fox4news.com/news/159773236-story.)
“This is within the law,” says Paul Schuder, owner of PCS Bail Bonds. “After not being indicted within 90 days, McIver Jr. was entitled to a more reasonable bail amount, which the court decided was $17,000. It’s the way the system works.”
New attempted murder and drug charges were filed by the Tarrant County District Attorney immediately after the verdict. McIver Jr.’s attorney says they are happy with the decision and that their client will be out of jail for the duration of this round of court proceedings, though he was fitted with an ankle monitor upon his release.
After the bail was reduced, the Tarrant County District Attorney re-filed charges that included a charge for capital murder, a gun charge, and a drug charge. The suspect’s father, McIver Sr., was also allegedly involved in the incident in which Officer Pearce wounded, but was killed in the shootout.
“Everyone is entitled to a fair case,” Schuder concludes. “No matter the nature of the charges, everyone is treated with the fairness representative of the legal system. This case is no different.”
PCS Bail Bonds understands the structure of bail proceedings, having built a strong relationship with the courts, and can offer advice on the topic.