Man Unable to Use Arms Being Held on Gun Possession Charges
In what has to be the most bizarre case I've seen in the news in a while... a man without the ability to use a gun has been charged with criminal possession, and has been in jail for more than 4 months on the charges.
Marcus Hubbard hasn't been able to use his arms for a while now, losing the ability after a car accident that left him with a spinal injury. He's currently being held on gun possession charges and bail had been set for $35,000
Defense Lawyer Caroline Turner says the case against Hubbard "shocks the conscience"
"How could (he be) held for four months on a gun charge?" Turner said during the bail hearing. "He cannot move his arms. They are useless to him."
Authorities say Hubbard and 3 other people were pulled over after running a red light. After searching the vehicle, the officers found a stolen handgun and a prescription bottle of codeine. None of the people in the car claimed possession of the gun, so all people in the vehicle were charged.
During a hearing Today (12/16), a state judge lowered bail for Hubbard from $100,000 to $35,000
Turner says she'll continue to work for Hubbard until she can have him freed without bail.