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Eric Sheppard granted bond; hasn't posted it

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  The young man at the center of a huge controversy over defilement of the nation's flag remains in the Lowndes County jail. He was given a bond of $25,000 Friday, but it has not been posted as of yet.

He was brought back to Lowndes County June 3rd after being arrested in Tampa, Florida May 29th. He is accused of bringing a gun onto the Valdosta State campus on April 21st, after sparking the dispute four days earlier, when he walked on an American flag during a protest on the campus.

There are several stipulations to the granting of bond which are listed in the ruling from the Lowndes County court, seen in this .PDF document.

Under the terms of the bond, Sheppard must stay with his mother, Keyla Berry, in Cobb County, unless he is back in court in Lowndes County, or meeting with his attorney.

He is being kept in solitary confinement at the the request of his lawyers, who say that he has received death threats.

Sheppard provided a violent racist "manifesto" that he calls the 'Memorandum Ultimatum' to the Valdosta Daily Times, in which he said he would "Annihilate those Who Come After Me." [sic]


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