Mill­sap is granted $50,000 bond, but re­mains in jail

So far, no one has pro­vided the money needed to se­cure Mill­sap’s re­lease from jail.

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - From staff re­ports

A man ac­cused of mur­der in a Novem­ber shoot­ing death in Polk County has re­ceived bond on sev­eral charges, but his case will go to the Grand Jury in the new year.

District At­tor­ney Jack Brown­ing said his of­fice op­posed bond for Kevin B. Mill­sap, 55, of a Lin­dale ad­dress, but de­spite the state’s ob­jec­tions he was granted a $50,000 bond on charges of felony mur­der, mal­ice mur­der, ag­gra­vated as­sault, pos­ses­sion of a firearm by a con­victed felon and tam­per­ing with ev­i­dence, along with as­so­ci­ated mis­de­meanors for point­ing or aim­ing gun or pis­tol at an­other, theft by re­ceiv­ing stolen prop­erty and reck­less con­duct.

Tal­lapoosa Cir­cuit Su­pe­rior Court Judge Michael Mur­phy de­cided against the state’s rec­om­men­da­tions, but as of late last week no one had thus far pro­vided the $50,000 needed to get him out of the Polk County Jail.

Brown­ing added that in a sec­ond hear­ing held on Dec. 13 on the charges Mill­sap faces, a de­ci­sion was made to for­ward those along to the Grand Jury.

“We ex­pect they’ll hear that case not too long af­ter the first of the year,” Brown­ing said.

Ad­di­tion­ally, po­lice ex­plained that Mill­sap had pre­vi­ously been charged with tam­per­ing with ev­i­dence af­ter Polk County Po­lice Chief Kenny Dodd re­ported that he threw the gun into an area creek, re­quir­ing a dive search team to be called out to lo­cate the gun used in the shoot­ing death. Mill­sap was also found to be a con­victed felon, and the gun he used was logged as stolen in the Ge­or­gia Crime In­for­ma­tion Cen­ter data­base of miss­ing items.

Mill­sap is ac­cused in the early morn­ing shoot­ing death of 49-year-old Thomas El­bert Mills, who was shot through the wall while sit­ting on a couch in his home by Mill­sap.

Ac­cord­ing to pre­vi­ous po­lice ac­counts, Mill­sap came into the East Point Road res­i­dence in­tent on con­fronting an­other man there at the time. Dur­ing the in­ci­dent, words be­came heated and Mill­sap is al­leged to have pulled a gun and fired it. The bullet went through the wall of the liv­ing room and into an ad­ja­cent room hit­ting Mills in the head while he sat on the couch.

‘We ex­pect they’ll hear that case not too long af­ter the first of the year.’

Jack Brown­ing District At­tor­ney for Polk County

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