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Standoff suspect's preliminary hearing date changed

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Huber's preliminary hearing has been moved to April 2. Huber's preliminary hearing has been moved to April 2.
Huber faces attempted murder charges stemming from a police chase and standoff. Huber faces attempted murder charges stemming from a police chase and standoff.
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MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Morgan County man accused of leadingauthorities on a high-speed chase and then refusing to surrender from the sideof a bridge will have to wait until April for a preliminary hearing.

The Madison County District Attorney alreadycharged James Huber with multiple counts of attempted murder stemming from thechase. Thursday, the DA's office added more charges, leading the judge to agreeto combine all of his legal issues into one preliminary hearing to be held nextmonth.

Huber's attorney said that the judge didgrant a change in the Morgan County man's bond. "There was a semi-bond reduction.There was a cash restriction where he was going to have to make a cash bond. Hecouldn't use a bonding company, he couldn't use a property bond; thatrestriction has been lifted," explained attorney Ron Smith.

Authorities said Huber led them on a chaseand standoff that began in Huntsville and ended hours later on the DecaturBridge.

The chase happened weeks after someone foundJames Huber's wife Melissa fatally shot at their Somerville home. The couple'sdaughter, Kristina,is charged with Melissa'smurder.

Huber briefly thanked supporters who came tosee him outside the Madison County courtroom Thursday, but had no publiccomments to make. His next date in the courtroom is April 2.

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