Bond refused for double-homicide defendant
“I’m not going grant him bond.” That was the quick statement by a judge in Walhalla this afternoon when he heard some of the accusations against a young Seneca area man charged with the murders of two men in the Utica Community near Seneca. Defendant Steven Lee Reynolds, with attorney Suzanne Earle by his side, appeared before Circuit Judge Lawton McIntosh. Reynolds was escorted from the courtroom to head back to jail after McIntosh said Reynolds will have to wait a required six-month period before re-applying for bond, while he awaits trial. Reynolds, now 19 years old, appeared in court this afternoon for only a few minutes. That, however, was long enough for Deputy Solicitor Lindsey Simmons to explain some of the allegations against him. Simmons accused Reynolds of a 24-hour crime spree September 10 in which he allegedly shot at a police officer and turned a gun on two men in the Utica Community. According to Simmons, Reynolds had a confrontation with Timothy Wayne Caldwell, one of two men shot dead. She described the second man shot dead, David Thomas Tranah, as a bystander.