A 17-year-old from Navasota who is facing murder and assault charges in Washington County has been released on bond.
Washington County Sheriff Otto Hanak confirmed that Tru’Von Sweed posted $80,000 bond and was released from custody on Thursday, July 29th. Bond was set by County Court at Law Judge Eric Berg.
Sweed was certified last week to be tried as an adult on charges stemming from a fatal shooting in Old Washington on March 15, 2020. 20-year-old Derrick Anthony Davis, Jr. of Hempstead was killed, and two others were wounded.
Sweed, who was a juvenile at the time of the shooting, will be tried for murder, conspiracy to commit murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon, and deadly conduct.
KWHI has reached out to the Washington County Attorney’s office for information on any bond conditions for Sweed, although Hanak said he is not aware of any.
KWHI also attempted to contact Berg, but was told by the County Court at Law office that he is out of town this week at a conference.