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Former Lakeland commissioner runs from reporters after being released from jail on bond

Must surrender weapons, placed on house arrest
Fmr. Lakeland commissioner's bond set at $150K
Posted at 11:52 AM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2022-03-11 09:31:06-05

LAKELAND, Fla. — Former Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn ran away from reporters on Thursday night after being released from jail on a $150,000 bond.





Dunn has been charged with second-degree murder in the deadly shooting of a suspected shoplifter at his military surplus store on October 3, 2018. 



The judge ordered Dunn to surrender all of his weapons and ammo and ordered him to house arrest. He was also told he cannot work at his surplus store because the store has firearms. 

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On Thursday, it was reported that Mark O'Mara, the attorney who defended George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, would join Dunn's other attorney, Rusty Franklin, on the defense. 

Surveillance video released by Lakeland Police shows Dunn shooting 50-year-old Cristobal Lopez on October 3. Dun was charged with second-degree murder last week and resigned on Monday from the Lakeland City Commission. 

The Lakeland City Commissioners appointed former commissioner Don Selvage as a temporary commissioner to replace Michael Dunn during a meeting on Friday, October 26th. Selvage will hold the seat until a special election is held on January 15, 2019.