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Defendant’s bond denied in rape case
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Apr 11, 2013 | 2105 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man facing a rape charge will remain in the Jones County Law Enforcement Center at least until the next trial term as the result of a judge’s ruling in Jones County Superior Court.

Russell Frazier, 53, was making his third attempt at securing bond for the offense for which he was arrested July 17, 2012. He was indicted on the charge by a grand jury Aug. 6.

Frazier was represented in the March 28 hearing by defense attorney Sam Hart Jr., and his motion was opposed by Assistant District Attorney Gregory Bushway.

The defendant’s first attempt at bond was Sept. 7, 2012, in front of Superior Court Judge Hugh Wingfield. He was back before Wingfield Jan. 3, and his bond was denied again. At that time the judge said the bond was denied because Frazier posed a risk to the community.

Last week’s attempt was in front of Chief Superior Court Judge William Prior. Bushway told the court that Wingfield heard testimony regarding the case.

“Mr. Frazier has a lengthy criminal history in New York. He served 14.5 years in prison for a bank robbery, and his other crimes include robbery, burglary, and criminal sale of a controlled substance.”

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