Suspect released on bond

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The suspect in the shooting death of Brewton resident Getyron Lopez Benjamin has been released on $100,000 bond in Santa Rosa County.

Robert Franklin Floyd, 21, had been held since February, charged in the shooting that occurred at Lloyd’s home in the Berrydale community near Jay, Fla. Floyd is charged with one count of second-degree murder with a firearm, three counts of attempted first degree murder with a firearm, and one count of shooting into an occupied dwelling.

According to police reports, Benjamin was among four Brewton residents who arrived at a party at Floyd’s home Feb. 27. After an altercation, the Brewton residents left the party. Floyd told police one of the members of the Brewton group had flashed a gun and then fired shots as they drove away, so he went to get his rifle.

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According to police reports, Benjamin was shot when a bullet went through the back of the car as it was driving away. Police reports also stated that there was no evidence of a gun in the Brewton group’s car.

Floyd’s attorneys asked a judge to allow him to be released on bond.