Judge makes no decision on bond for man charged in attempted capital murder of 4 officers

Monday, August 21, 2023
Man accused of shooting 4 law enforcement officers appears in court
Terran Green, the man accused of shooting four law enforcement officers in separate incidents was noticabley silent during his first court appearance.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The man accused of shooting four law enforcement officers in separate incidents made his first court appearance on Monday.

Terran Green was arrested after a standoff that left a home in ruins.

As the standoff was headed into its fifth hour, ABC13 cameras were still rolling when the suspect surrendered, riding out on a SWAT vehicle known as "The Rook."

"He was in the corner of the house, upstairs, is where he was located. He was basically cornered within a corner," Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said after Terran's arrest.

Neighbors told ABC13 they heard gunfire and feared for their own safety as authorities worked to capture suspect Terran Green, accused of injuring four members of law enforcement.

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Three of the officers who were shot have been released from the hospital, and the fourth, Deputy Joseph Anderson, is said to be improving after having been in critical condition.

Green is facing four counts of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer.

During his appearance, he remained silent.

"He was very quiet. I told him when we went out in front, 'Don't say anything in there.' We're going to have a quick meeting with the judge, and I told him we're going to be having a bond hearing later in the week," Green's defense attorney Tucker Graves said.

No decision was made on Green's bond Monday. His attorney said the judge will decide what it should be on Thursday.

"I'm going to ask them to set a bond," Graves explained. "Everybody is entitled to a bond. We've got some issues here that we need to raise in front of the judge. Ties to the community. That situation. We'll just leave it up to the judge."

Prosecutors declined to talk to the media on Monday. However, on Friday, they told the media they intend to ask the judge to keep Green behind bars while he waits for a trial.

"The defendant is a true habitual," Harris County Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Marshall said. "We will be filing no bond motions in each case and seeking to deny his bail."

He was the subject of an intense manhunt after shooting Deputy Anderson during a traffic stop last Wednesday. That manhunt ended at a home in Humble where two U.S. Marshals and another deputy were shot before the home was destroyed while officers attempted to arrest Green.

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Prosecutors said this is not the first time Green has been in trouble.

"We had warrants out for his arrest and that certainly gave him motive to not be identified and not get arrested. Because of those warrants, this is not the first time he has been in our legal process," Harris County Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Marshall said.

Prosecutors are asking that Green be denied bond, so we will see what the judge has to say about that Monday morning.

Green faces up to 99 years in prison if he is convicted.