Murder Suspect Frank Reeves Back in Jail

9:48 AM, May 21, 2013   |    comments
Frank Louis Reeves, 73, has been charged with felony murder according to the Bibb County jail website.
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by Bernie O'Donnell,


- Frank Reeves is back in the Bibb County jail after his lawyer said his family could no longer care for him.

- Reeves is charged in the shooting death of 65-year-old Linda Hunnicutt at a Gray Hwy. gas station.

- His lawyer originally argued he was too ill to be in jail.

Frank Reeves, a 73-year-old Macon murder suspect, is now back in the Bibb County jail, according to the jail web site.

Bibb County District Attorney David Cooke told 13WMAZ  that Reeves' lawyer, Veronica Brinson, contacted him Sunday and said he was no longer able to comply with the conditions of his bond.

He said they agreed to a consent order revoking his bond issued in March, and Reeves agreed to return to jail.

He said Reeves turned himself in to the jail Monday morning.

Reeves is accused of fatally shooting 65-year-old Linda Hunnicutt outside East Macon gas station in December. He is charged with felony murder.

His lawyer initially argued that he should released on bond due to multiple health problems.

In March, Judge Edgar Ennis set his bond at $100,000 and said he could be released until trial.

But the judge said he  must wear an electronic ankle bracelet, must be accompanied by an adult family member 24 hours a day and can leave his home only for specified purposes, like doctor's visits.

On Sunday, Brinson told 13WMAZ that his family wanted to return him to custody.

"The family of Mr. Reeves cannot care for him and have asked to have him returned to the jail," she wrote. "It is really sad."

Cooke said Reeves could not meet several requirements of his bond, including 24-hour supervision.

He said Reeves' family hopes to place him in an assisted-living center where he can comply with his bond order, "but I don't know if that day will ever come."

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