ALBANY, GA (WALB) - WALB News 10 has learned that two of the five men charged in a recent murder were previously charged with violent crimes and were wearing ankle monitors at the time of the shooting.
Kovarious and Demetrius Price are two brothers charged in the murder of Jamey Spurlock, who was gunned down while changing a flat tire in Albany in December.
A WALB investigation shows that Kovarious Price was out of jail on armed robbery, kidnapping and firearms charges and was released from jail and ordered to wear an ankle monitor. Demetrius Price was out of jail on aggravated assault and robbery charges and was also released from jail and ordered to wear an ankle monitor.
Under the conditions of their release, both men should have been confined to their home on Mobile Avenue. Court documents show that Demetrious Price was released from jail on December 9th, 2013, and Kovarious Price was released from jail on December 11th, 2013, 11 days before Spurlock's murder.
Kovarious Price was released by Judge Willie Lockette, and Demetrice was released from jail on orders from Judge Denise Marshall.
The ankle monitoring company reports it lost track of the Price brothers on December 21st and December 22, the day Spurlock was killed.
The company reports that their tracking devices returned to normal December 23rd. Tracking was lost again on December 26th and on December 27, a motion was filed to revoke their bonds.
The brothers were arrested on December 30th. Both of them are now in jail charged with Jamey Spurlock's murder. Another Price brother, Demonta Price, is also charged in the murder but is on the run.
Two others are also charged in Spurlock's murder, 22-year old Anthony Jackson and 16 year old Fredrico Kennedy are also in jail. Police say all five men are suspected gang members.