A Louisiana man accused of trying to kill a mayoral candidate is out of jail after a bail fund organization posted his bail.
Quintez Brown, 21, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, along with four counts of wanton endangerment, after he allegedly shot several times into Democrat mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg’s Butchertown office on Monday.
According to Fox News, the Louisville Community Bail Fund posted Brown’s $100,000 bail, allowing him to walk out of jail. No one was injured, ABC 11 reports, but Louisville Metro Police stated that a bullet hit Greenberg’s clothing.
Upon hearing of Brown’s release, Greenberg said, “It is nearly impossible to believe that someone can attempt murder on Monday and walk out of jail on Wednesday.”
Chanelle Helm, the co-founder of the Louisville Community Bail Fund and a BLM organizer, said the organization assisted Brown because they plan on keeping him in a safe place while he awaits his trial date.
“They are calling for this individual, this young man who needs support and help, to be punished to the full extent,” Helm said. “It is a resounding message that people are down for the torture that has taken place in our jails and prisons.”
Helam said that Brown, who she personally knows, would have access to mental health assistance, adding that BLM organizers and activists typically have PTSD.
“In this case, we’re dealing with someone that has mental health issues,” she said.
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Meanwhile, Metro Council President David James said the Louisville Community Bail Fund should not have bailed Brown out of jail.
“They are going to be responsible for what he may or may not do to anybody,” James said.
Brown pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, which raised his bond from $75,000 to $100,000. He was released to the Home Incarceration Program (HIP) after it was “decided independently by a judge,” according to Mayor Greg Fischer.
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[Feature Photo: Quintez Brown/Police Handout]