Roger Tully Frady

A bond was set for Marion man accused of murdering his neighbor.

During a probable cause hearing last Friday, Judge Randy Pool set a $500,000 secured bond for Roger Tully Frady, 23, of 427 Cherokee Way in Marion. Frady is charged with the murder of 41-year-old Ronnie Eugene Lewis, of 623 Cherokee Way.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, deputies were called to Frady’s residence in reference to a gunshot wound. When authorities arrived, they found Lewis suffering from a single gunshot wound to the torso from a .40-caliber handgun.

Lewis was pronounced dead at McDowell Hospital. Authorities said later the two were allegedly having a dispute, and an investigation led to Frady’s arrest. Investigators also said there was evidence of drug use.

Frady has previously been convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and drug possession.

According to court documents, if Frady is freed on bond, he is to have no contact with the victim’s family, nor is he allowed to leave the county. No murder degree was specified.

Frady is still in custody at the McDowell County Jail and has a Superior Court date set for Sept. 29.