A man accused of robbing another man at gunpoint asked Madison District Judge Brandy Brown Wednesday to move his preliminary hearing to next week.

Darrell M. Walker, 40, of Riva Ridge Road, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Madison District Court, but it did not take place and was rescheduled for Wednesday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m., according to Madison County Attorney Marc Robbins.

Walker, who is charged with first-degree robbery, requested that his preliminary hearing be moved.

Walker is “... hoping to get the witnesses there to testify rather than just hearing from the police,” Robbins said.

Walker was arrested Wednesday, April 20 in connection with a March robbery, according to Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock.

On March 30, two men reported that they were stopped in their vehicle at an ATM at U.S. Bank on East Main Street, when Walker approached them and asked for a ride. They agreed.

While in the vehicle, Walker reportedly placed an object believed to be a firearm to the side of one of the men and demanded money.

One of the men surrendered the $40 he had obtained from the ATM and Walker fled from the vehicle on foot.

After police identified Walker as the suspect, a warrant was obtained for his arrest, Brock said.

At approximately 3:22 a.m. on April 20, Walker was located at a residence in the 300 block of Hill Street and he was taken into custody without incident, the chief said.

Walker was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center under a $20,000 cash bond at the time of his arrest, but his bond has since been lowered to $10,000 at 10 percent. As of Wednesday, he remained in the detention center.

Ronica Shannon can be reached at rshannon@

richmondregister.com or 624-6608.


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