Murder suspect back in DeKalb after getting bond, heading to Mexico

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Murder suspect back in DeKalb after getting bond, heading to Mexico

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Danion Scott

A Stone Mountain man is in the DeKalb County jail after being arrested along the Mexico-Arizona border, where he allegedly fled while out on bond.

Danion Scott was deported back into the U.S. in May after his arrest in the Nogales area of Mexico, a spokesman with the U.S. Marshals Service told the Arizona Daily Star. He stayed in the Santa Cruz County jail while awaiting extradition to DeKalb, where he arrived this Sunday.

Scott is accused of killing a man named Delroy Mason on May 23, 2013 with a gunshot to the back of the head, according to authorities.

He was arrested in 2014 and booked in the DeKalb jail.

Judge Cynthia Becker granted him $50,000 bond four months later, court records show. Judges are required to set bond if a suspect hasn’t been indicted within 90 days of their arrest, which was the case with Scott.

He was supposed to go to trial this year, but the sheriff’s office asked U.S. Marshals’ help finding him on May 1, two weeks before he was found.

This time Scott has no bond.

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