Man accused of killing a highway patrolman expected to ask for a bond reduction

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The attorney for the man accused of killing a highway patrolman during a high-speed chase is expected to ask for a bond reduction.
Ashland attorney Tony Farese said he has filed a writ of habeas corpus with the Lee County Circuit Court requesting a bond reduction for William Francis, 25. Francis is charged with manslaughter and felony evading arrest in connection with the death of Mississippi Highway Patrolman Master Sgt. Steve Hood last Friday during a high-speed pursuit.
Francis’s bond was set at $1 million and he remains in the Lee County Jail.
Farese said the hearing will be held on June 17 at 1 p.m.