Today an Aniah’s law hearing was held in his case. This hearing allows judges to deny bonds to suspects who are charged with committing violent crimes.

Judge Joshua F. Wilson ruled:

“The Court having considered the evidence presented at the pretrial detention hearing and having considered the factors listed in §15-13-3(b)(5) is satisfied and convinced by clear and convincing evidence that there is no amount of bail and no condition or combination of conditions of release to reasonably assure the defendant’s appearance as required and that would protect the safety of the community or any person. It is therefore ORDERED that bail, in this case, is hereby DENIED. “


ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — A suspect charged in the death of his father was formally arraigned at the Coffee County Courthouse in Elba today.

District Judge Josh Wilson, held Ethan Stuckey’s first court appearance via a Zoom meeting with the Coffee County Jail.

Earlier this week, the suspect was transported from Colorado where he was arrested and brought back to Alabama.

The 18-year-old is accused of fatally shooting his father, 42-year-old, Russell Stuckey, at the older man’s home in Enterprise.

District Attorney James Tarbox and Stuckey’s defense counsel asked for more time to prepare for an Aniah’s Law hearing and if Judge Wilson declares the Aniah’s law in effect, it would prohibit any bond in the case because the defendant is deemed a possible threat to the public.

“To fall under the conditions of Aniah’s law requires that you be provided a hearing, okay,” says Wilson.

Judge Wilson established a May hearing in the case at the Coffee County Courthouse in Enterprise.

At this time, Ethan Stuckey remains at the Coffee County Jail with no bond.