Judge denies revoking bond for accused killer who repeatedly drained ankle monitor battery

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The man accused of beating 18-yr-old Hayes Sellers to death went before a 19th JDC judge on Monday, Feb. 13th with the state requesting his bond be revoked. Judge Tiffany Foxworth-Roberts denied the motion.

Edmond Revelle, 20, is facing second-degree murder and second-degree battery for an incident in a church parking lot on Nebraska St. around 2 a.m. on May 8, 2022 that killed Hayes Sellers.

Sellers was “gravely injured” when Revelle allegedly used his fist to hit Sellers several times leaving him in critical condition. Police said Sellers was trying to de-escalate an argument between others when he ended up getting beaten for trying to step in and help.

Hayes Sellers was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition. He died about a week later from his injuries.

Charges against Revelle were upgraded from manslaughter to second-degree murder. Revelle’s bond for manslaughter was set at $45,000. But when the charge was upgraded to murder, his bond increased to $175,000. A condition of the bond was that the ankle monitor on Revelle must monitor his whereabouts. Revelle posted bond on May 19, 2022.

Nearly nine months later though on Feb. 9th, Revelle’s bond supervisor advised the court that between Jan. 7 – Feb. 8, 2023, the charge to the ankle monitor died completely, making the ankle monitor useless. That means that Revelle’s whereabouts were not being tracked at all. The bond supervisor added that she has showed Revelle several times how to maintain a charge on his ankle monitor.

Edmond Revelle, Source (BRPD)

It’s why the state requested Revelle’s bond be revoked and he be placed back behind bars, but Judge Foxworth-Roberts denied the request.

The judge also said Revelle needed to complete a parenting class within 60 days and get a GED within six months. The court ordered that Revelle must show proof of employment and anger management classes at the next court date.

The judge did add that anymore violations and that the court would revoke his bond.

Revelle’s next court date is March 7, 2023.

A second person, Jayce Lambert, was also arrested in connection to Sellers beating. Lambert was accused of helping Revelle in Sellers’ beating death. Since then however, the district attorney’s office dropped all charges against Lambert and his case has since been dismissed.

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