A Lima man will remain behind bars for now for a weapons charge that could be related to a bar shooting.
19 year old Michael Thompson sat in court as lawyers argued whether his 250 thousand dollar bond, with a ten percent privilege, should be lowered.
Thompson is charged with illegal possession of a firearm in a liquor permit premise.
Assistant prosecutor Dan Berry said Thompson was at Marko's Bar with the weapon, just weeks after the shooting death of his half brother Tajh Gibson at Stormy's Bar. The investigation continues into whether Thompson had anything to do with the Marko's shooting.
Thompson's attorney painted his client as a victim, noting he had been shot in the hip during the Marko's incident and that there was no evidence he had shot anyone. Magistrate David Cheney kept the bond the same. Thompson's case will be bound over to a grand jury.
Meanwhile, the man who police suspect may be the killer of Thompson's half brother Tajh Gibson, walked free this week after a grand jury failed to indict him on what they saw as a lack of evidence.
That investigation continues against Charles Maxey Junior and prosecutors hope to gather enough evidence to bring the case back to the grand jury.