Judge sets bond for only Trump co-defendant jailed in Georgia election case

A decide set bond Tuesday for the one defendant within the Georgia election interference case who was jailed after surrendering to authorities final week.

Harrison Floyd, considered one of former President Donald Trump’s 18 co-defendants charged in reference to efforts to over the 2020 election outcomes, has negotiated a bond after initially being instructed by a separate decide that he was a possible flight threat.

In line with courtroom papers filed in Fulton County Superior Courtroom, Choose Scott McAfee set Floyd’s bond at $100,000 — damaged down by $40,000 for the racketeering cost and $30,000 every for influencing witnesses and conspiring to commit solicitation of false statements and writings.

Floyd has been jailed since he surrendered Thursday afternoon. All the different defendants, together with Trump, have been launched final week on bond after they have been booked.

Fulton County jail data at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday confirmed that Floyd was nonetheless in custody. An lawyer for Floyd didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Harrison Floyd.Harrison Floyd.Fulton County Sheriff’s Workplace

Throughout his preliminary courtroom look Friday, Choose Emily Richardson denied Floyd’s bond request and ordered that he stay on the Fulton County Jail over considerations that he was a possible flight threat, an assertion that Floyd rejected.

Richardson additionally cited a pending case for Floyd, during which he allegedly assaulted a federal officer this yr, as among the many causes she denied his bond request.

Prosecutors within the Georgia case have accused Floyd, the previous chief of Black Voices for Trump, of involvement in a scheme to stress election employee Ruby Freeman into making false statements. Trump and his allies had falsely accused Freeman of election fraud.

Trump and different co-defendants within the case are scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 6, although some have waived formal arraignments and already pleaded not responsible.

Zoë Richards

Charlie Gile contributed.