Bond Set For Suspect On Gun Charge


Bond was set Wednesday at 10 percent of $100,000 for William Bush, charged with being a felon in possession of a gun.

Prosecutors said they had video evidence of Bush being involved in a shooting. He's due back in court on October 16th for a preliminary hearing. If convicted, Bush faces three to 50 years in prison.

Bush twice faced accusations of murder prior to the weapons charge. His freedom began to unravel when a friend took a bullet to the foot.

Authorities say Bush drove James Strong to the hospital Monday for treatment of a gunshot wound. Investigating officers found reason to believe that Bush might have been involved in the shooting. He had a gun at the hospital and was arrested.

In March 2012, Bush stood trial for the death of Kyle McCroy, but was acquitted amid questions about witness tampering. McCroy's family believes Bush got away with murder. On hearing of his arrest, McCroy's mother said, "It's time he answer for his actions. He needs to be off the streets so no other family needs to go through this."

The McCroy case was not the only homicide to which Bush has been linked. Four years earlier, authorities say Bush had been part of a drug deal near 21st and Maple that ended in the death of George Marsh, but the murder charge didn't stick.

Bush has been in and out of prison on drug, burglary and weapons charges.


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