Haveard bond hearing to enter second day

Published 10:21 am Thursday, March 27, 2008

By Staff
Prosecutors revealed some of their case against drug and theft suspect Mike Haveard Wednesday, while family and friends of the Brewton man testified he would not flee in a bid to get his $8 million bond reduced.
The bond hearing will resume Thursday afternoon with more witnesses scheduled to testify for the prosecution.
Haveard is charged with four counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, four counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and four counts of criminal solicitation to commit first-degree theft of property.
Family members and friends said they believed Haveard to be an honest man who would not flee if released on bond. They also said he was not violent.
Prosecutors played a tape of a jailhouse conversation Haveard had with a girlfriend who was incarcerated before Haveard was arrested. Drug task force agent Greg Forbes testified that on the tape, Haveard told girlfriend Lori Neal he had a "black Lincoln Navigator fully gassed and ready to leave town."
Under cross examination from Haveard attorney Danny White, Forbes testified that authorities had seized the Navigator after Haveard was arrested but that it had little gas in it at the time.
Forbes also testified that he monitored controlled drug buys involving Haveard.
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