BELTON — The man accused of opening fire on Killeen police officers in a deadly shootout last month made his first appearance this morning in Bell County District Court.
Marvin Louis Guy, 49, of Killeen, pleaded not guilty to three counts of attempted capital murder in connection with the May 9 shooting.
Guy is accused of opening fire on members of the Killeen Police Department SWAT team attempting to serve a "no knock" narcotics search warrant at his Killeen apartment during the early morning hours.
Four officers were hit by the gunfire. Two of the officers were protected by their body armor. Another officer, Odis Denton, was hit in the leg. One of the shots struck Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie in the face. Dinwiddie died from the injury May 11.
Guy is currently in Bell County Jail on $3 million bond. His court-appointed defense lawyer, Mike White, asked district court Judge John Gauntt to lower that amount this morning.
Guy's younger half-brother, Garrett Galloway, testified that his family would be unable to raise the money necessary to bail Guy out pending his trial.
"We're not rich," said Galloway, one of Guy's five siblings. "We don't have a whole lot of money like that."
Gauntt denied the bond reduction after Bell County prosecutors presented a laundry list of Guy's past convictions, which dated back to the 1980s and included theft, domestic violence and bank robbery.
As of this morning, Guy has not been charged with Dinwiddie's death. If charged and convicted, he could face the death penalty.
Read more in tomorrow's Killeen Daily Herald.
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