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BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington man who served time for accidentally shooting his friend in 2013 faces new weapons and drug charges.

According to a statement read in court Thursday by Assistant State’s Attorney Jeff Horve, Carroll was involved in two controlled drug buys in June in Normal.

During a search of Carroll’s apartment in the 200 block of Hemlock Drive, police found a loaded 9mm handgun, 2 ounces of marijuana, prescription pills and money tied to alleged drug sales, said Horve.

The suspect was combative and aggressive with Normal police during his arrest and attempts to interview him, said the prosecutor.

Carroll was described as "unstable, dangerous and unpredictable" by Horve during the state's request for a $250,000 bond.

Carroll became upset during the bond hearing conducted via a video link with the jail when Horve recited the suspect's criminal record, which includes an involuntary manslaughter conviction related to the death of Kuantrae Massey during a January 2013 incident.  

"Don't bring that up. That was my best friend," said Carroll, who was sentenced to 5½ years for accidentally firing the weapon.

Associate Judge Amy McFarland set bond at $100,000 for Carroll, meaning he must post $10,035 to be released. 

Public defender Jennifer Patton asked for a $10,000 bond that would allow Carroll's release with $1,035. A public safety bond assessment by court services recommended Carroll's release on pretrial supervision, said Patton.

Carroll is set to be arraigned Aug. 17.  

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McLean County Courts Reporter

McLean County courts reporter for The Pantagraph.

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