UPDATE: The jury trial continues today for the man accused of pinning a couple against a wall with his car.
This happened last summer, outside of Adrian’s cocktail lounge and resulted in the death of a man and injuries to a woman. 27-year-old Donovan Byers was charged with murder and aggravated assault after police say he pinned the married couple with his car.
Shortly after seeing news of the incident, Byers turned himself into police claiming he stopped the victim, Adrian Linton, from beating his wife, Cecilia Chavez.
According to Byers he separated the couple from fighting after claiming he saw Linton “possibly hitting Chavez at the bar.”
After separating them Byers claims Linton pushed him away and then began wrestling until Chavez stopped the fight.
Byers then says he walked toward his car, away from the victim and placed it in reverse jumping on the curb and hitting the business, he then fled the scene later telling police he did not know he had struck or injured anyone.
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — An El Paso County court has lowered the bond for a jailed man suspected of pinning a married couple against a wall outside a Central El Paso cocktail lounge with his vehicle in May.
Donovan Paul Byers, 27, had a court hearing Monday, where his $1 million bond for murder was reduced to $300,000, El Paso County records show. A $200,000 bond was also reduced to $100,000 for an aggravated assault case involving serious bodily injury.
Shortly after seeing news of the incident, Byers turned himself into police at their headquarters in Central El Paso wanting to tell his side of the story. He voluntarily gave a statement claiming he observed Adrian Linton “possibly” hitting Cecilia Chavez at the cocktail lounge.
Family contests his account of the night, claiming Linton would not strike Chavez.
Byers was jailed on May 16 after police responded to an incident at Adrian’s Cocktail Lounge at 3400 Gateway Boulevard East. He remains jailed at the El Paso County Annex, according to county records.
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