Suspect in police killings makes initial court appearance

DES MOINES, Iowa — The suspect in the ambush-style killings of two metro police officers appeared in court Friday morning.

Scott Michael Greene was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

A judge appointed a public attorney for Greene. The judge told Greene he faces two counts of first-degree murder and faces life in prison without parole.

Greene is to appear in court November 14. His bond was set at $5 million cash-only on each charge, for a total of $10 million.

Greene stood silently as the judge addressed him.

Greene is suspected in the early-morning slayings of 38-year-old Des Moines Police Sgt. Anthony Beminio and 24-year-old Urbandale Police OfficerJustin Martin. Urbandale is a suburb of Des Moines.

According to police, the investigation has produced probable cause to support these charges. No additional information will be released at this time regarding the charges.
Police said Greene will be transported to the Polk Co. Jail and released into their custody Thursday.

Upon his arrest, Greene was secured in the handcuffs belonging to Sgt. Tony Beminio and Officer Justin Martin.

Officials with the Polk County Jail said Green is being held there without bond.
According to Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Greene is considered a high risk inmate. Anytime he is not in his cell, a Utility Response Team will surround him at all times.

They say so far his stay at the jail has been without incident.

Video here.

KCCI


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