Marshall Co. judge denies bond reduction for man charged with shooting pastor

Marshall Co. judge denies bond reduction for man charged with shooting pastor

MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Bond will stay at $100,000 for a Marshall County man charged with shooting an Albertville pastor.

The judge denied the request for a bond reduction saying he just couldn't get over how a firearm was used to shoot a pastor in his own church parking lot.

Romeo Campos,18, came and left a Marshall County Courtroom Thursday afternoon with his bond staying the same. He's charged with shooting Pastor Dennis Potter outside the Dixie Street Baptist Church following Wednesday evening services on July 20.

Police said Campos intended to shoot a man who ran to the church after making sexual advances at an underage relative.

His attorneys argued he had no previous problems with the law, was a U.S. citizen, and claimed the bond was in excess of the $60,000 maximum on the bond schedule.

But prosecutors argued the bond was reasonable and in fact, "mild" to what it could have been.

Campos is due back in court on August 24 for a preliminary hearing.

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