James Randall: Judge denies Riviera Beach police chase suspect's bond

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- After showing up for his first appearance for the second day in a row, a judge denied bond for a Riviera Beach man accused of leasing police on a chase Tuesday.

James Randall's lawyer didn't show up in court again Thursday morning.

Randall was arrested after Riviera Beach searched for him following an early morning shooting in the 2300 block of Wedgewood Plaza Drive.

While searching for him, police put the nearby West Riviera Elementary School on lockdown.

The lockdown was lifted around 11:20 a.m.

Neighbors say police were chasing a suspect near the school and there was a crash.

"I'm very afraid. I've been here forty years and now I want to leave. If they catch whoever did this they should put them in prison for life. Children could have been hurt," neighbor Yvonne Howard said.

Randall faces several charges, including fleeing and eluding police, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and firing a weapon.

During Thursday's first appearance, the judge said that if Randall's lawyer wanted to hold a new bond hearing, he could do so at the county courthouse.

The judge said he denied bond for Randall because he's a "prison release re-offender."

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