published Monday, April 4th, 2011

Stout bond hearing postponed

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    Myles Stout walks out of Judge David Bales' courtroom March 17, 2011, along with his lawyer, Hank Hill. Stout faces charges in the shooting death of his friend, Myles Compton.
    Staff photo by John Rawlston/Chattanooga Times Free Press

A Monday morning bond reduction hearing for 20-year-old Myles Stout, charged in connection with the March 9 shooting death of Myles Compton, was postponed.

Stout remains in Hamilton County Jail with his bond set at $116,000.

Witnesses have told investigators that Stout had pressed a handgun to Compton’s chest. An autopsy report showed a single gunshot wound to the 18-year-old’s chest from a .38-caliber gun. The bullet stopped just short of exiting Compton’s body through his back.

During a recent preliminary hearing, General Sessions Court Judge David Bales dismissed charges of tampering with evidence and false report. But he ordered charges of second-degree murder, reckless endangerment and reckless homicide sent to the Hamilton County grand jury.

Stout is represented by attorney Hank Hill.

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