Bond Set For Man Accused In Fist Fight Death

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Bond remains at $50,000 for a Glouster man charged with murdering another Athens County man last week.

Gary Wooten, 20, had a hearing Monday in Athens County Municipal Court and the judge set a preliminary hearing date of May 16.
Wooten is accused of killing 20-year-old Harley Pruitt of Buchtel.
Wooten was first charged with felonious assault, then charged with murder after Pruitt died of his injuries.
Witnesses said the two were fighting. Statements given to detectives said the two were involved in an altercation approximately four years ago in high school.

Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly said a number of people were present at the 61 Main Street Chauncey residence at the time of the incident, where the situation escalated from a verbal exchange to a fist fight.