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Lawyers for Curtis Reeves Jr., the man charged with murder for fatally shooting a father inside a Wesley Chapel movie theater in January, have dropped a motion to have the commander of the Tampa Police Bomb Squad to become the custodian of his guns.
In July, Reeves, 71, was released from jail after a judge gave him a $150,000 bail.
As a condition of his release, Reeves is not allowed to have possession of firearms and all of his guns were to be surrendered to the Pasco Sheriff, his lawyer Richard Escobar, or a person deemed acceptable by the court.
Escobar will continue to hold the weapons.
In a motion filed Wednesday, lawyers had planned to ask the judge to grant Sgt. Jarrett B. Seal, the commander of the Tampa Police Bomb Squad, to take possession of his guns and be stored at Seal’s home in Odessa.
On Thursday, the judge agreed to allow Reeves to travel to Tampa for legal consultations. As part of his bail, Reeves was previously ordered to remain at his home with the exception of going to church, medical treatment or the grocery store.
The retired Tampa police captain spent about six months in jail before being released.
Reeves is accused of shooting 43-year-old Chad Oulson during an argument over texting in January.
He is expected to stand trial in the second-degree murder case in early 2015.