Grand jury to hear murder case

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

A young Grenada man facing a murder charge was bound over to the county grand jury Thursday following a hearing.
Eighteen-year-old Gage Atkinson, who was arrested in connection with the shooting death of Jeff Counts, made his initial appearance in Grenada County Justice Court Thursday.
After a 10 minute hearing, Justice Court Judge Jimmy Tallant left Atkinson’s bond at a cash only $500,000.
Atkinson was led to the courtroom by sheriff’s deputies and stood before the judge in tears.