Two defendants alleged to have been involved in the fatal stabbing of Terry Wilson Floyd Jr. on Jan. 21 in Fleming waived arraignment and pled not guilty Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.
Jonathan Robertson pled not guilty 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.
Co-defendant Damien Walthour entered a plea of not guilty for tampering with evidence.
A third defendant, Travon Walthour was arraigned two weeks ago 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. He also pled not guilty.
The stabbing happened in the 300 block of Cook Road, according to a report filed Liberty County Deputy Shane Brazier.
An unidentified teenager who was with Floyd at the time of the stabbing 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 Travon 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.
Floyd, who had multiple stab wounds, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert Russell set bond for Robertson at $1 million cash or $2 million in property. Should Robertson make bond, he is to have no contact with the co-defendants, the victim’s family or the surviving victim and his family, Russell ordered.
Damien Walthour is currently out on bond.
Travon Walthour’s bond, set two weeks ago, also was $1 million cash or $2 million in property. He and Robertson remain in Liberty County Jail.
Assistant District Attorney Isabel Pauley told defense attorney John Ely the state expects to release discovery items to the public defenders’ office by the middle of the month. She said the state is prepared to move quickly and could place the case in the fall trial calendar.