From The Tribune staff reports
CLAY — A judge will consider reinstating the bond for a man charged with murder in connection to the death of a man in Clay.
Jacob Naquade Chambers, 33, of Odenville, is charged with murder in the shooting death of his stepfather, 56-year-old Paul Edward Trull Jr. The victim was killed on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at a home in the 7500 block of Weems Lane in Clay. The suspect was taken into custody from the scene but was later released from jail after posting bond.
A judge revoked that bond on April 14 after Chambers was accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend’s husband and was charged with harassment, according to court documents.
However, in a motion to reinstate his bond, Chambers’ attorneys denied the allegations. In clarification, his attorneys said Chambers’ girlfriend has been undergoing divorce proceedings for two years and the couple did not start dating until after divorce papers were filed. They said the current husband and the defendant got into an argument that was overheard by others. They deny that Chambers threatened the husband. Furthermore, the attorneys said their client has had to file police reports about the husband threatening him in the past.
The attorneys also said when their client learned he was on the most wanted list, he turned himself in “because he didn’t want a dangerous situation created.”
The judge in the case will consider reinstating Chambers’ bond on May 5.
As for the defense in the murder, court documents state that Chambers was upset regarding a confrontation during which the victim had been accused of assaulting another family member. A court affidavit states Chambers shot Trull with a pistol.
The murder case has been bound over to a Grand Jury.