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Bond Reduction Denied For Man Charged In Shooting

By Beth Cassidy
Enterprise Record

The Winston-Salem man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend at a Mocksville gas station Nov. 19 was denied a reduction in his bond last week.
Edward Williams III, 39, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, after he confronted Geriee Gillespie, 38, as she was putting gasoline into her car at the BP station near Wendy’s in Mocksville. Williams allegedly hit Gillespie before shooting her twice. In the days following the shooting, she was recovering at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
After the shooting, Williams ran into nearby woods, but surrendered when dogs were released.
His attorney, Lori Hamilton-Dewitt, told Judge Wayne Michael in district court Dec. 2 that Gillespie is “recovering well” and that Williams was honorably discharged from the Army and has no “significant criminal record.”
She asked for a reduction of his $500,000 bond. Williams, wearing orange jail garb, stood quietly beside her …