After a prospective prosecution witness (and alleged accomplice) went missing last week, Assistant Attorney General Mike Ruddick was taking no chances on it happening again with two others in the Sue Hashway murder case.
Markeva Day and Robert Demps, both charged with being accessory to aggravated burglary and accessory to second degree murder, did not show up this morning in Third Judicial (Lincoln, Union Parishes) District Court in Ruston. Ruddick asked for and got bench warrants issued for their arrest, along with a doubling of their bail from $25 thousand to $50 thousand. Ruddick said his office had been in contact with the two.
The primary culprit in the June, 2012 crime spree is Cameron Mays, according to allegations.
Mays is charged with aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated burglary that allegedly occurred in the Cypress Springs neighborhood where retired Grambling State University Professor Dr. Sue Hashway was found slain. The alleged victim in the rape and kidnapping case was a Louisiana Tech student.
Another alleged accomplice, Brandon Bonton was in court today, and was scheduled for an April 25 status conference, the same day Mays is set for trial.
Presiding this morning was Divsion B Judge Tommy Rogers.