A judge today set $650,000 bond for a former Houston County probation officer accused of killing his girlfriend.
Judge Tripp Self today set the bond, but said Russell Holt would stay under house arrest if he made bond.
Holt's defense attorney, Franklin Hogue waived the formal reading of charges before he entered a plea of not guilty.
Self then made his ruling this afternoon in Houston County Superior Court. He denied bond at a previous bond hearing in May saying he thought Holt could be a possible flight risk.
Prosecutors argued the Holt may intimidate witnesses because they say he has sudden mood changes and can be aggressive.
Hogue says he's never seen these mood changes and that it was "News to me."
Self determined Holt would not flee the country and ordered him to house arrest, if he posts the $650,000 bond. Holt would only be permitted to leave his residence for a medical emergency.