HOLLY SPRINGS – Two Holly Springs teen-agers are in jail with bonds set at a combined $1 million in connection with a December shotgun shooting of a man in the parking lot of a fast-foot restaurant.
The bond is one of the highest set for any offense in the county.
Bonds of $500,000 were set Thursday for both Rafael Campbell, 16, and Antonio Tucker, 18. Campbell was charged with aggravated assault, and Tucker was charged with accessory to aggravated assault.
Both are in the Marshall County Jail.
Campbell and Tucker were arrested in connection with the Dec. 1, 1995, shooting of John Brown, 20, of Holly Springs.
The close-range shooting occurred as Brown was about to step out of his car in the parking lot of the McDonald’s restaurant in Holly Springs. Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy Wesley Crutcher said Campbell allegedly approached Brown and fired a 12-gauge shotgun once into Brown’s chest.
Brown, who has undergone at least six surgeries since the incident, remains in the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, where he was listed in critical condition Friday, Crutcher said.
Officials are still receiving conflicting explanations for the shooting, Crutcher said.
Cynthia M. Jeffries