- Associated Press
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The $500,000 bond for an Uber driver charged with murder in Tulsa has been revoked and he has been returned to jail.

Bond for Omar Emran Ba-Abbad, 32, a dual citizen of the United States and Saudi Arabia, was revoked Monday by District Judge Clifford Smith, the Tulsa World reported.

The payment, made Friday, “does not pass the smell test of what the Legislature intended” in state law that includes requirements that bondsmen be U.S. citizens and residents of Oklahoma who own property in the state.

A defense attorney for Ba-Abbad, Thomas Adler, said the ruling will be appealed.

Ba-Abbad has pleaded not guilty to in the June death of Jeremy Shadrick in Tulsa.

Prosecutors allege Ba-Abbad ran over Shadrick with his car after Shadrick got out following a fight inside the vehicle.

Adler says Shadrick was intoxicated and that he assaulted Ba-Abbad and forcibly took his phone.

Prosecutors sought the bond revocation, saying they want to ensure Ba-Abbad won’t flee the country to avoid prosecution.

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