The owner of Columbia Climbing Gym, who was arraigned on first-degree involuntary manslaughter charges Thursday afternoon, was released from Boone County Jail later in the day after posting a reduced bond.
Marcus Floyd, who was charged in connection with the death of Christine Ewing, who fell from a portable climbing wall at a Mid-Missouri Mavericks’ game, was originally held on $50,000 bond.
Floyd requested a 90 percent drop in bail to $5,000, which was granted by Associate Circuit Judge Chris Kelly. Matt Woods, one of Floyd’s attorneys, said the original amount was excessive because he said Floyd is not a flight risk or a threat to public safety.
A conviction on the charge, a class C felony, is punishable by up to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.