The man accused of killing teen Clyde Austin Weeks was in court Monday for a bond hearing.
Philemon S. Jackson had bond set at $500,000 cash or $1 million property by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert Russell.
Russell also ordered the case to a grand jury, saying prosecutors presented evidence showing probable cause.
Jackson, 21, is charged with one count of murder, three counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies.
Jackson allegedly fired shots at Weeks during a Feb. 15 altercation outside a home on Jubail Drive in Eagles Landing subdivision.
Hinesville Police Department Officer Stephen Menges responded to a report of shots fired and found Weeks being attended to by a friend, according to a police report. Menges said he found Weeks with wounds to the abdomen and no pulse.
Emergency medical personnel with Liberty Regional EMS tried to revive Weeks before he got to Liberty Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
The incident report said it appeared Weeks was standing up for a friend when he was shot.
Menges’ report said a blue Dodge, allegedly driven by Jackson, pulled up to Weeks and his friend.
At some point during the argument that followed, Jackson allegedly put a gun to the head of Weeks’ friend. Weeks told him to put the gun down and settle the dispute like men, the report said.
They fought, then Weeks and his friend began to run. The friend said he heard four shots, turned around and saw Weeks on the ground.
Weeks has been described as an artist and a caring young man.