Superior Murder Suspect Posts Bail, Walks Free

Kyham Dunn's Felony Murder Trial Set For January 2016

Superior murder suspect Kyham Dunn, 21, of Duluth, who is accused of being one of the five suspects involved in the shooting death of Garth Velin, 20, more than one year ago, walked out of jail Tuesday night on “$1,000” bail for an unrelated “warrant,” a jail supervisor told FOX 21’s Dan Hanger late Tuesday.

A check of the “released” inmates on the Douglas County Sheriff’s Web site shows Dunn posting bail at 9:28 p.m. on 10-13-2015. His booking date is reported as 10-4-2014 at 1:14 p.m.

Dunn’s trial has been postponed multiple times throughout the past year by Douglas County District Attorney Dan Blank who has said he’s needed more time to build a case against Dunn.

In an Aug. 24 report by the Duluth News Tribune titled “Alleged homicide accomplice may be freed as trial again delayed,” Douglas County Circuit Judge Kelly Thimm granted the delay in trial once again, but also ordered Dunn to be cleared of the $50,000 cash bond for the homicide charge while also still having to post bail on a lesser and unrelated charge.

Dunn is accused of being with Chance Andrews, 18, the convicted murderer who pulled the trigger, at the time of the shooting, according to court documents.

Andrews is currently serving his 20-year sentence for the crime.

Meanwhile, according to court records, Dunn is schedule for jury trial on the felony murder charge beginning Jan. 25, 2016.  

A motion hearing is set for Oct. 30, 2015.

Because of the hour this story was written, we were not able to reach the court administrator or County Attorney Dan Blank for more specifics on Dunn’s release. We’ll have more on this story on FOX 21 News at 6 and 9 Wednesday, as well as updates here online.

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