Judge who reduced suspect's bond revokes bond after violations


A man accused of the drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old girl had been free on bond awaiting trial, but now he is back in Mahoning County jail.

Alfonda Madison, 23, of Dearborn Avenue, has had his $50,000 bond revoked and will be in jail while awaiting trial on charges of felonious assault and complicity in the shooting of the South Side girl in the parking lot of a North Side convenience store in June. She was shot in both legs.

As a part of his bond, Madison was placed on electronically monitored house arrest where his movements were limited to his home. Court documents say Madison violated his requirement to stay home on numerous occasions.

Judge James C. Evans of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court issued an arrest warrant for Madison on Oct. 29. The judge then ordered he be jailed without bond.

At an initial arraignment in June, Judge Robert Douglas of Youngstown Municipal Court set bond for Bush and Snowden at $250,000 each and at $375,000 for Madison.

After Madison’s attorney asked for his bond to be reduced, Judge Evans reduced the bond to $50,000 with the electronically monitored house-arrest stipulation in a court order dated Sept. 9.

Prosecutors say Madison and co-defendants Asa Bush, 22, of Dearborn Avenue and Samson Snowden, 20, of Cedar Lane, shot the child in both legs while she sat in the back seat of a relative’s car at the convenience store on Logan Avenue.

Witnesses told police a tan vehicle containing four men drove down Saranac Avenue west of Logan with someone firing shots at the car containing the child.

Family members said the child and other family members had been headed to a local swimming pool. The family had piled into several cars heading to the recreation facility.

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