Originally created 03/13/98

Man released on lower bond charged anew



AIKEN -- An Aiken man who got out of jail on a reduced bond was arrested again two days later and charged with trying to kill a man.

Dion Marcus Cook of the 1000 block of Pinecrest Avenue had a hearing for bond reduction on March 4.

At the time, he was charged with distribution of crack cocaine, distribution of crack cocaine within a half-mile of a school and second-degree burglary. Bond was $45,000.

Circuit Judge Frank Eppes agreed to reduce the bond to $10,000, and Mr. Cook got out of jail.

Last Friday, Mr. Cook, 31, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with intent to kill.

On Monday, a charge of armed robbery was added.

His total bond on both charges is $75,000. He is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center.

Arrest warrants charge Mr. Cook with shooting Cedric Jones, 34, at Mr. Jones' residence in the 500 block of Abbeville Avenue and taking $48 in cash.

The Aiken Department of Public Safety got a 911 call shortly after noon Friday.

Officers found Mr. Jones with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, the police report states.