Columbus Municipal Court Judge Rhonda Hayes Ellis denied bond for accused Cracker Barrel shooter Robert Beck Monday afternoon.
Beck, who was captured in Tennessee, was charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon by a felon. Assistant District Attorney Collen Hudson argued that he was a flight risk and a danger to the community, and that bond should be denied. Ellis agreed.
Beck was originally set to be charged with aggravated assault, but Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton said that police asked District Attorney Scott Colom to go for the more serious charge.
Beck allegedly shot and wounded a man at the Cracker Barrel on June 22 during the course of an altercation. He allegedly came to the restaurant to confront his ex-girlfriend, Shelton said.
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