Two Witnesses To The Murder Of A Beach Cop Are Ordered Held In Protective Custody

Prosecutors are making it tougher for two murder witnesses to get out of the local jail.

During a series of hearings Tuesday, Circuit Judge Glenn Hess ordered Dtoria Crawford and John Braz held in the county jail for up to 90-days.

He also increased their bonds to one hundred thousand dollars each. Both men are being held in protective custody under the material witness statutes

The state Attorney’s Office successfully argued that Braz and Crawford are flight risks.

Investigators say the two men were with Robert J. Bailey Sunday night, when Bailey allegedly shot and killed Panama City Beach Police Sgt. Kevin Kight.

Braz and Bailey are both from Milwaukee. Crawford is from Chicago.

Police picked up all three in the west end area of Panama City Beach. Bailey is being held without bond on murder charges. Braz and Crawford haven't been charged.