More charges have been levelled against Travon Walthour and Jonathan Robertson, who allegedly stabbed Terry Wilson Floyd Jr. to death Jan. 21 in Fleming.
According to Liberty County Sheriff Deputy Shane Brazier’s original report, the crime occurred in the 300 block of Cook Road. Floyd, who had multiple stab wounds, was pronounced dead at the scene.
An unidentified teenager who was with Floyd at the time reported they were meeting the suspects to buy drugs. After the transaction, the witness claims the suspects drove away but quickly returned, apparently to rob him and Floyd. The witness said Walthour jumped Floyd while the other suspect held him down in a ditch at gun point and took his wallet. When the vehicle left, the teenager found Floyd had been stabbed and was struggling to breathe.
Walthour was arrested the next day, charged with one count of murder and one count of aggravated assault and initially denied bond.
Co-defendants Robertson and Damien Walthour, who is believed to have driven the other suspects, were arrested two days later.
Walthour was in Liberty County Superior Court Tuesday morning for a bond hearing requested by public defender John Ely. During the hearing Assistant District Attorney Isabel Pauley said a grand jury had reviewed the case on May 4 and indicted Walthour on one count of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, one count of murder, one count of aggravated assault, two counts of robbery and one count of tampering with evidence.
Robertson originally was charged with one count of murder and one count of robbery, but was indicted on two counts of felony murder, one count of murder, one count of aggravated assault, two counts of robbery and one count of tampering with evidence.
Damien Walthour was indicted on one count of tampering with evidence and currently is out on bond.
Pauley argued the malice murder charge precludes Walthour from receiving bond. She said the state feared the suspect could try to intimidate Damien Walthour, believed to be a relative of the suspect, and could pose a risk to the unidentified teenager.
Ely said the defense had just learned about the indictments and the motion for a bond hearing was requested and ordered before the indictments. He said Travon Walthour’s grandparents and family, who were in the courtroom, would provide a place for Walthour to stay and ensure he attended all his hearings. Ely added his client had not been formally arraigned.
At that point, Judge Robert Russell allowed Walthour to be arraigned. Walthour entered a plea of not guilty.
Russell set bond at $1 million cash or $2 million in property.
Robertson and Damien Walthour have not been arraigned, according to public records.