DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man granted a second trial in a Des Moines slaying is back behind bars because his bondsman had the man’s bail revoked.
Thirty-five-year-old David Flores returned to Polk County Jail on Thursday. Flores was convicted of killing Phyllis Davis during a rolling gunbattle between rival gangs in 1996. He won a new trial based on new evidence. The second trial is scheduled to begin July 8.
Flores had complained earlier this year of harassment by Des Moines police, saying he’d been pulled over at least 14 times since he left prison in March.
Bondsman Jim Hendrickson says Flores has been involved in activities that made Hendrickson doubt Flores would appear in court, so he had Flores’ bond revoked.
Flores’ attorney declined to comment.