Feb/27/12 07:48 AM
Former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Glenn Sharpe was being held without bond Friday on charges he fatally shot a man in DeKalb County.
Sharpe, 28, is accused of killing Christopher Galloway on Monday at his home near Stone Mountain, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Adrion Bell said.
The ex-Falcon was arrested Thursday afternoon at his Lawrenceville home without incident by members of the sheriff’s fugitive squad.
Sharpe made his first court appearance Friday evening, where he formally heard the charges against him. Clad in an orange jail jumpsuit, he said nothing in court and as he was marched out of the courtroom to a police van waiting to take him to DeKalb County Jail.
Sharpe is being held pending a bond hearing in DeKalb County Superior Court. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 28.
Sharpe played college football at the University of Miami before starting his professional career in 2008 with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent. He was also signed by the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints, where he was on the practice squad when the Saints won the Super Bowl in 2010.