A bond reduction hearing was held for Antoine McLendon on Oct. 15 before Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart.
McLendon, a private first class at the time, reportedly was driving when ran into an Acura SUV on Jan. 26, which contained Albert “Spud” Dock, David Jackson, and Devin Merchant. Dock was killed in the car accident while Jackson and Merchant sustained serious injuries. McLendon was charged with DUI, murder, failure to maintain lane, following too closely, speeding in excess of maximum limits, reckless driving, serious injury by vehicle and homicide by vehicle in 1st degree-felony.
McLendon was originally denied bail, but was later granted bond for $105,000 cash or $210,000 in property with a 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. curfew should he be released. The latest hearing was prompted by McLendon’s family, who reside in North Carolina.
McLendon’s attorney stated to the court that, if released on bail, McLendon will live with his family in North Carolina where he will work until his trial. McLendon would not be allowed to speak with the victim’s family members.
Bond was set for $75,000 cash/$150,000 in property with a 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. curfew.