The Metro police officer accused of murdering his wife will await his trial from home thanks to a relative’s flood insurance.
Deon Lamont Cartmell, 23, will be allowed to leave jail and live with his father while he waits to go to trial, provided he complies with strict conditions including GPS monitoring and a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, according to Susan Niland, spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office.
Police arrested Cartmell on May 28 following a grand jury indictment charging him with the murder of his wife, 24-year-old Shari Monique Cartmell at the couple’s home at 3815 Saunders Ave.
According to Niland, Chester Godwin put up $25,000 cash — the required 10 percent of the $250,000 bond amount — from an insurance check he received after his home was damaged by the May flood.
Judge Randall Wyatt ordered Cartmell to live with his father and not to contact his in-laws. He can’t leave Davidson County without the court’s permission and may be subjected to random drug screening.
He also can’t have access to firearms, and he only will be allowed to go home after police clear his home of firearms.
Cartmell’s next date in court is set for August 20.