Strict bond conditions for driver in five-person fatal

CONROE- On Thursday, Brandon Ferguson appeared along with his attorney, Don Lambright in the 9th District Court of Judge Fred Edwards.

Ferguson is currently free on cash bonds, but Montgomery County prosecutors took steps on Thursday to make sure he is on his best behavior while awaiting trial on five counts of manslaughter and one count of “reckless aggravated assault.”

With cooperation from defense attorneys, Judge Edwards granted the prosecution’s request for additional conditions of bond, which include abstaining from the use of alcohol and non-prescribed drugs, submitting to random urinalysis, to obey “the laws of this state and the United States, to avoid injurious habits and disreputable places, to remain in Harris and Montgomery Counties, to notify the probation department of any changes in employment or residence, and to report to a supervisory officer periodically to ensure compliance with these conditions.”

Five of the victims were in a mini-van that burst into flames after it was t-boned by Ferguson’s Chevy Cobalt on the morning of Jan. 10. The sixth victim was Ferguson’s passenger.

The six cases were reset for August 20, when prosecutors anticipate the trial will begin. All of the charges against Ferguson are second-degree felonies, punishable by from two years probation to 20 years in prison.

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