|Death: ||Jul. 20, 2011|
Riverdale (Clayton County)
A Clayton County teen accused of killing a
sheriff's deputy was denied bond Friday on
the armed robbery charges that led to their
Magistrate Judge Daphne Walker refused to allow
17-year-old Jonathan Bun to be bonded out for
the January armed robbery that brought Deputy
Richard "Rick" Daly into the teen's sights.
Police say Bun shot Daly twice, killing the
25-year lawman. "I'll be denying all bonds in
light of the circumstances," Walker said.
The Clayton County Sheriff's Office fugitive squad
was looking for Bun on Wednesday to arrest him
on a warrant stemming from armed robbery and
assault charges in January.
He allegedly held the employee of a Forest
Park store at gunpoint, taking $200.
Daly joined the fugitive deputies in pulling
over the car Bun was in. When Daly approached
the vehicle, Bun allegedly opened fire and then
fled to a nearby wooded area.
A manhunt involving SWAT from dozens of area law enforcement agencies followed.
Bun was captured after more than five hours on
the run. One or more police dogs assisted, biting
the teen several times in the head and neck.
Bun stood Friday before the judge. The suspect
was dressed in a red prison jumper and shackled
in leg irons. Four patches in his hair revealed
stitches from dog bites.
He locked his gaze on Walker as she read a
half-dozen charges including malice murder, felony
murder, aggravated assault and gun possession
in the commission of a felony.
Bun said little more than the periodic "yes" to
answer the judge's questions.
"I'm going to continue to allow the public defender"
to defend him, he finally told Walker in a clear,
Behind Bun in the courtroom, filling seats to
his right, were about 20 people who acknowledged
that they were there to lend him support. None,
however, would comment to an Atlanta Journal
Constitution reporter in court.
A middle row of wooden bench seats was sparsely
occupied, but the benches over Bun's left
shoulder were filled to overflowing with law
enforcement officers from the Clayton County
Sheriff's deputies, Clayton police officers,
GBI agents and plainclothes detectives.
One Clayton resident, Peter Bailey, said he
came for his mother, who was fond of Daly.
"She would want somebody here to say something
good about him," Bailey said of the slain 55 year
Reached by phone later, Bailey's mother Katherine
Davis of Riverdale said she wasn't well enough
to be in court.
"I cried when I saw [Daly's] picture on the
news," Davis said. "He took care of us senior
citizens." Davis, 73, said twice Daly was the
first person to respond to her home when she
called 911 for medical attention. He helped make
sure she was comfortable until an ambulance arrived.
"He was so nice," she said. "I was hurt to hear what happened to him. He needed to have one of the
citizens he helped there to represent him."
Bun is scheduled to return to magistrate court
Aug. 2, for a preliminary hearing on the murder
charges, followed by a bond hearing Aug. 5 on the same charges.
Clayton Assistant District Attorney Jason Green
asked the judge to move the original date of Bun's preliminary hearing from July 28 because that date
would have coincided with Daly's funeral.
A public visitation for Daly is set for 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. July 27 at Tara Garden Chapel, 681 North
An "in-state" service will begin at 11 a.m. followed
by funeral services at 2 p.m. July 28 in First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, 147 Church St.
Deputy Richard Joseph Daly, 55, of Zebulon, Georgia entered into rest on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. He was the son of the late Joseph Daly and Joyce Ormond Daly. He is preceded in death by his sister: Renee "Sissy" Radics. Those left behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife: Cheryl Ann Daly; children: Toby Daly and his wife Janaya and Amber Wright and her husband Joshua; grandchildren: Colton Daly, Madalyn Wright, Marisa Wright, Matthew Wright; mother: Joyce Ormond Daly; Brothers: Rusty Daly, Steve Daly; sisters: Suzanne Adams and Judy Dempsey; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 9AM until 9PM at Tara Garden Chapel 681 North Ave. Jonesboro, GA 30236 770-471-7171. Services honoring Deputy Daly will be held on July 28, 2011 at 2PM at the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Georgia. Interment will follow the service at Moody's Memorial Park 10170 Hwy. 19 N. Zebulon, Georgia 30295. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions be made to the Georgia Sherriff's Association Youth Homes 3000 Hwy. 42N PO Box 1000 Stockbridge, Georgia 30281. Online condolences may be made at www.taragardenchapelfuneralhome.com.
Moody Memory Gardens
Zebulon (Pike County)
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