An Oakland man who is being charged on multiple felony counts of assault has had his bail set at $80,000. A spokesperson for the Santa Rita Jail said the man in question is Antonio Edwards. Edwards is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 1.
Police say defendant Edwards is believed to be an accessory in a crime that took place in November of last year. Officers believe he served as the driver for a man who allegedly slayed two girls on the 2600 block of Minna Avenue. It is believed the prime suspect, Diantay Powell, had a gun in his possession at the time the crime was committed.
Powell was arrested earlier and is being held at the Santa Rita Jail on a no bail hold. Edwards turned himself in last week. His bail was set at $80,000. Records indicate he has not yet posted bond. The cost for him to hire a bondsman would be 10%, or $80,000.
Powell faces charges pertaining to two counts of murder. He additionally faces special circumstances charges because he is reportedly alleged to have committed multiple murders. If convicted, he could face the death penalty. It is unclear what penalties defendant Edwards could face if convicted.
A motive for the slayings has not yet been released. It is believed both defendants will plead not guilty.