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Suspect Arrested 5 Times While Awaiting Murder Trial

AIKEN, S.C. – Aiken Prosecutors say they will ask a judge to revoke bond for a man arrested five separate times after being charged with murder in an Aiken County shooting in 2009.

The Post & Courier reports that 22-year-old Freddie Simpkins’ latest arrest came Tuesday on a second-degree burglary charge and he remained in jail on a $25,000 bond.

Investigators say the suspect was charged with murder in September 2009 in a drug-related shooting.  He was released on a $150,000 bond.  Since his release, the Standard has reported that he was charged with grand larceny in February 2010, simple possession of marijuana in April 2010, second-degree burglary in July 2010, and for violating the condition of his bond in October.

Most recently, Simpkin’s was arrested on a bond matter on October 6, 2011.

He was arrested yesterday for second degree burglary, and is currently being held in the Aiken County Detention Center.

By: South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney Pete Strom