Bond Hearing Held On Second Suspect In J.W. Bailey Murder Case

By Betsy Finklea
A bond hearing was held on the second suspect in the Dec. 12th murder of J.W. Bailey in front of Judge Mackie Hayes at the Dillon County Judicial Center on Monday.
Joshua Manning was arrested Sunday morning in Florence County. He had been reported missing by his mother prior to being named as a suspect in the case.
Judge Hayes said that Manning was charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, petit larceny, common law conspiracy, and armed robbery.
He said due to the state statute a S.C. magistrate cannot set a bond in this type of case. He informed Manning that his next bond hearing in front of a circuit court judge would take place on January 13th.
Keith Bailey, son of J.W. Bailey, said he and his family were hurt and wanted justice. He said this was a senseless murder. He said his father would have given them anything they wanted and noted that Manning had been to the store before. He reiterated they wanted justice served to the fullest.