Police end squabble after bonds set

Published 8:41 am Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Vicksburg police were called outside headquarters Monday after heated words were exchanged following the setting of bonds in a homicide case.

No injuries were reported and no arrests were made after the families of homicide victim William J. Jones Jr. and those of his accused assailants argued after Municipal Judge Nancy Thomas set bonds.

Bond was set at $250,000 for Rondell Galvin, 20, and $200,000 for James Walker, 37, both charged in the shooting death of Jones in front of his parents’ home at 280 Curry St. in Kings early Friday.

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Galvin is charged with capital murder, and Walker is charged as an accessory after the fact to capital murder. Both were in the Warren County Jail.

“The family of the victim said the bond was too low, and the suspect’s family said it was too high,” said Deputy Chief Mitchell Dent. “We asked for no bond.”

“It was too low,” Jones’ mother, Caludette King, said after the melee. “He shouldn’t be let out.”

Dent said police officers intervened and kept the fracas from becoming more than a shouting match.

“Even though other officers were called, it never got out of control,” he said.