Bonner Struggles With Deputies During Court Hearing
The accused murderer of 87-year old Christine Cook put on a violent display as he appeared in magistrate court on Wednesday.
Aurie Bonner III struggled with deputies who tried to escort him into the Bibb County LEC court room for his first appearance hearing. Three deputies carried Bonner, 31, into the small courtroom. Bonner is accused of killing Cook last Thursday at her home in north Macon and stealing a diamond ring and television. His aggressive behavior in court was a far cry from his subdued demeanor on Tuesday night when he was arrested and transported to the Bibb County LEC. When walking to the patrol car he said “I didn’t do it.”
However this isn’t Bonner’s first time behind bars. This is his 12th arrest in Bibb County since 1998. Bibb County sheriff’s Lt. Gregory Rachel said Bonner was released from prison in March after serving nearly a year on burglary charges. While the Macon Police Department won't release a motive, Bonner has a favorite quote on his Facebook page that says “Money is da motive,” which might suggest his mindset.
Judge Harris read the charge against Bonner and his rights which he said he understood. As Bonner was leaving the court room, he had an outburst in which he challenged deputies to a fight. Bonner will remain in jail. He waived his right to a commitment hearing and his bond has not been set since his charge is murder.