Bond set at $200,000 for Fitchburg homicide suspect

Hogans makes initial court appearance
Bond set at $200,000 for Fitchburg homicide suspect

A man charged in the shooting death of an Iowa man last week in Fitchburg made his initial appearance in Dane County Circuit Court on Tuesday.

A judge set bond for Bobby Hogans at $200,000.

Hogans is charged with felony murder and armed robbery in the June 26 slaying. The victim, Samuel Harris, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at the Fairways Apartments complex on Leopold Way.

The criminal complaint said Hogans and Harris arranged to meet for a drug deal at the apartment complex.

According to the complaint, Hogans told investigators that he and Harris struggled over a weapon but that it was an associate, Daniel “D-Boy” Owens, who shot and killed Harris.

The complaint said Hogans told detectives that the plan was to rob Harris of about $2,500, saying, “The man wasn’t supposed to get shot. It was so sweet he didn’t have to shoot the man. We were going to rob him, but he wasn’t supposed to get shot.”

Owens is not charged in the homicide, but he is in jail on an outstanding warrant from the Illinois Department of Corrections. The probable cause statement does not mention another man connected to the case, Roberto Poindexter, who is in jail on a probation hold.