News: UPDATE: Shawty Redd Reportedly Appears Before Judge, Bond Set At $200K

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 5:40PM

Written by Biz Jones

Rap producer Demetrius "Shawty Redd" Stewart who reportedly appeared before a judge today (January 12) on murder charges had his bond set at $200,000.

Details on his appearance in court have landed online.

Shawty Redd, born Demetrius Lee Stewart, was formally charged with the January 1 shooting death of 35-year-old Damon Martin. The hit making producer stood before Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero today. Prosecutors pleaded with Judge Amero not to release the hit making producer, Dennis Byron, of HipHopEnquirer told, but bond was set at $200,000. Stewart has been held in a Henry County jail without a bond since the shooting. He is currently being represented by attorney Marcia Fuller. (All Hip Hop)

The producer is accused of shooting a 35 year-old man earlier this month.

Police have released the name of a man shot and killed Friday morning at the home of a popular music producer. Demetrius Lee Stewart - also known as Shawty Redd - allegedly shot Damon A. Martin, 35, of Detroit, Friday morning after an altercation at Stewart's home in Hampton. Henry County Police responded to an 8 a.m. call Friday morning after someone reported a shooting in the 2000 block of Ballymeade Lane in Hampton. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Information surrounding the incident has also been released to the public.

Henry County Police Captain J. Bolton said Stewart is accused of shooting a man in his Hampton home. Police say they do not know the name of the victim and are checking his fingerprints to obtain an identity. The victim was shot once following an argument that turned physical, according to police. Stewart is in the Henry County jail and is expected to be in court Saturday. (NBC 11 News)

The producer is known for working with a range of big rap stars.

Stewart is credited for much of Young Jeezy's early success with his stellar production on several introductory mixtapes including Can't Ban the Snowman, Tha Streets Iz Watchin and Trap or Die, where he produced such standouts as "Jeezy the Snowman", "Over Here" and "We Luv Ya". For Jeezy's platinum-selling 2005 Def Jam debut, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, Stewart produced "Trap or Die" and "Get Ya Mind Right", among others. (Examiner)

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