Bond increased for shooting suspect, new charges filed

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – An Allen County judge increased the bond for a man charged with shooting another man last week on the city’s southeast side.

Socrates Bragg Jr., had his bond doubled to $50,000 after a prosecutors filed new charges Thursday.

Bragg Jr. now faces charges of:

  • Aggravated battery inflicts injury that causes serious permanent disfigurement – Felony 3
  • Criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon – Felony 6

If convicted, Bragg Jr. could face a minimum of 3 ½ years in prison per Indiana felony sentencing guidelines.

Court documents said 18-year-old Bragg Jr. shot Dwayne Dies three times near McKee Street and Gay Street Oct. 23.

After Bragg Jr. was arrested by police following a three-hour standoff on Saint Mary’s Avenue the following day, Bragg Jr. didn’t admit to the crime and stated to investigators he was walking to the other side of town when the shooting occurred.

Dies could end up with paralysis after a bullet became lodged in his spinal cord, according to court records.

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