“72-hour-rule” Violated, Bond Set for Man Accused of Attempting to Murder HPD Officer
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The State of Alabama has agreed with the attorneys for the man accused of the attempting to murder a Huntsville police officer that their client was denied his right to a bond hearing within the permitted time, also known as a violation of the “72-hour-rule.”
The 72-hour-rule is a law that requires a bond hearing within 72-hours of the charging of a crime.
Olusola Amimbola Kuponiyi, is charged with the attempted murder of a Huntsville Police officer. Because an agreement was reached on Tuesday that he was denied his right to a bond hearing within the permitted time, he is entitled to the minimum bond, $10,000.
Kuponiyi is charged in connection to an incident where police say that Kuponiyi slammed Officer Jonathan Sallis onto the ground, slamming his head numerous times on the pavement. The arrest warrant for Kuponiyi said he grabbed the officer’s weapon and tried to pull it out of the holster several times, pulling so hard Officer Salis was coming off the ground.
The warrant stated Kuponiyi stabbed Officer Sallis with a knife on his arm, and bit him, leaving several bite marks and stomping him with his foot, leaving a shoeprint. Kuponiyi is also accused of spraying Officer Sallis with his own pepper spray.
There has been no word yet on if Kuponiyi has posted his bond yet.