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Man accused in Harlan County shooting back in court next week

By: Rebekah Pewitt Email
By: Rebekah Pewitt Email

Boss Saylor pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges.

He allegedly shot Clifford Napier multiple times in the Pine Flat Baptist Church's parking lot.

Saylor's family said they want him out of jail.

“I think it's a shame that with his record of not even having a traffic violation that the judge will not go ahead and lower his bond,” said Saylor’s son, Boss Saylor Jr.

Saylor's bond was the topic of discussion today in court.

“He's an old feeble man that has some terrible health issues and I'm afraid he's going to die in jail to be honest with you before he's acquitted of this,” said Defense Attorney Douglas Asher II.

The Assistant County Attorney opposed lowering the bond.

“Our position is that he could possibly be a danger to others just based on the recent allegation of him shooting Mr. Napier,” said Assistant County Attorney J.D. Smith.

However, his family and attorney say otherwise.

“He's always been a good man in my heart and in my sight so I feel that he deserves better,” said Saylor.

It is something that might take a jury to decide.

Officials say Clifford Napier was just released from a Tennessee hospital today.

Saylor is expected to be back in court next Monday.


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