In the brief first court appearance, Michael Drejka was appointed a public defender. His bond remains at $100,000, and if he's released from jail, the 48-year-old will have to wear an ankle monitor and remain in Pinellas County. And he won't be allowed to have any contact with the McGlockton family.
Drejka was arrested on manslaughter charges Monday after an investigation by the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorneys office to determine whether the July 19th shooting death of Markeis McGlockton was an act of self defense under the state's Stand Your Ground law.
McGlockton was fatally shot after he pushed Drejka to the ground during a confrontation in a Clearwater convenience store parking lot. The arrest affidavit indicates McGlockton was backing away and was at least 12 feet away from Drejka at the time of the shooting.
Prosecutors say they are in the process of suspending Drejka's concealed carry permit.