Bail amounts were set Friday for four men charged in the August death of a Rocky Ridge man outside a bar in Keymar.
The four were re-indicted June 29 after defense attorneys raised concerns about their prior indictments at a June 20 hearing in Carroll County Circuit Court.
John D. Robey, 53, and his sons, Jonathan Robey, 20, and Thomas Robey, 22, each are charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, manslaughter and conspiracy to commit second-degree assault in the Aug. 28 death of Craig E. Myers, 26, of Rocky Ridge.
Police were called to the bar around 9:15 p.m. in the 6600 block of Middleburg Road in Keymar and found Myers unresponsive. Witnesses said he’d been involved in a verbal altercation that turned into a physical assault, according to police.
The three defendants had lived on Main Street in Woodsboro, but moved to Hagerstown before their arrests.
Carroll County Circuit Court Judge Michael M. Galloway ordered each to be detained on $250,000 bail, with electronic monitoring to make sure they don’t leave Maryland. Each will have to produce 10 percent of that amount to be released, Galloway ruled.
A fourth defendant, Michael J. “Hank” Grimes, is charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault and conspiracy to commit second-degree assault. He previously had been released on $20,000 bond, and Galloway ordered that amount transferred to his new case.
The incident at the bar began with an argument between Myers and Grimes before Grimes punched him and the Robeys each joined the fight, senior assistant state’s attorney Edward Coyne told the judge.
Clarke Ahlers, who represents Thomas Robey, said his client fully cooperated with police during the investigation and likely would live with his wife in Brunswick if he were released.
“He has no ties to any place in the world except here in Maryland,” Ahlers said.
Defense attorneys for each of the men had attacked the original indictment in the case because Grimes was not indicted on the murder or first-degree assault charges, but was listed as being charged with them in court documents presented in the Robey cases.
Myers’ father, Ronnie Myers, said he hoped the three Robeys stayed in jail until their trials.
He said he had been concerned about some of the issues raised in the case, but was relieved Friday that things seemed to be looking better.