CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A circuit judge has reinstated a $200,000 cash-only bond for a local attorney who fired shots from his South Hills home earlier this month during what a prosecutor described as a "shooting rampage."
A magistrate lowered the bond for Mark Bramble on Friday.
Assistant Prosecutor Fred Giggenbach made a motion after Kanawha Magistrate set his bond at his preliminary hearing at $250,000, or 10 percent cash. Bramble could have then been released by posting $25,000.
Prosecutors objected to that. Giggenbach said in his motion that Bramble fired 48 rounds from multiple weapons Aug. 12 from his Sherwood Forest home. He endangered his wife, who was in the home, and neighbors, including three children who resided in the house across the street.
Giggenbach called the incident a "shooting rampage." A SWAT team responded that day and finally apprehended Bramble, who shot himself and was treated at a local hospital.
He has been held at South Central Regional Jail since his release from the hospital. He was still incarcerated this morning.
At his initial court appearance, Magistrate Mike Sisson set his bond at $200,000 cash only. Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey ruled on Giggenbach's motion Friday and agreed with that bond.
Giggenbach said that the lower bond set by Magistrate Jack Pauley on Friday was insufficient to protect the public from Bramble.