A 20-year-old Texas man free on bond in connection to a 2019 murder is now accused of a homicide that happened earlier this month.
In 2019, Treveon Tatum, 20, was charged with murder in connection to the killing of 18-year-old Ondreus Patterson outside a home in Harris County, Texas, officials said. He then posted $50,000 bail.
After the 2019 arrest, Tatum was charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for an incident in April 2020. His bond was set for $150,000 for that incident and he stayed in jail until he posted bail about a year later, ABC 13 reported.
Around 1 a.m. on Feb. 8, police said a shooting happened in Harris County. A 20-year-old man, John Kelly, was killed and two others were injured after a barrage of bullets were fired into a crowd in what was described as a party.
Tatum is now accused of murder in connection to the party incident.
Crystal Johnson was the mother of Patterson and she told ABC 13 that she has been trying to get her son’s accused murderer off the streets for years.
"If they would have done right by Dreu (Ondreus) the first time, someone else's loved one wouldn't be gone and have to go through what I have to go through," she told ABC 13.
According to authorities, records for Tatum show he violated his bond several times for issues with curfew and his GPS monitoring system.
He is now behind bars and, this time, is being held without bond.
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