Camp is accused of being the driver in a May 2 crash that killed Winston Zachary Lewis Crenshaw and Matthew Ryan Miller, both 20. He faces four counts of vehicular homicide.
Officials say that a Volkswagen Jetta driven by Camp after a night of drinking collided with a BMW driven by Crenshaw at about 2 a.m. on Post Road near Ephesus Church Road.
Camp's original bond hearing was held before Douglas County Superior Court before Judge Robert J. James, but the case has since been assigned to Judge William "Beau" McClain.
Douglas County Chief Assistant District Attorney Brian Fortner said at the original bond hearing that the investigation found that Camp had been to a Braves game on May 1, then had at least one drink at one restaurant and then had drinks at another that night.
“Mr. Camp was involved in an altercation with a manager at Taco Mac and had a drink taken away from him before being told to leave,” Fortner said during the bond hearing. “We understand that he sat in the parking lot for a time before leaving. A short time later, he was traveling south on Post Road – unable to maintain lane. He came almost entirely into the northbound lane and caused the crash that killed these two young men.”
Fortner indicated that records show that Camp drank beer and shots of alcohol on that night and had refused to submit to blood alcohol testing. The state is in the process of obtaining the right to use other means to obtain his blood alcohol level, Fortner said. It is unclear if Camp was still serving probation from his prior conviction at the time of the accident.
During Monday's hearing, Fortner said Douglas County jail staff may be able to care for Camp during the rest of his recovery. Camp appeared in a wheelchair during his bond hearing, but walked with the aid of crutches at the status update.
"There were representations made at the bond hearing that the sheriff's department may not be prepared to deal with the defendant and his medical conditions, (but) we have looked into that matter and found that to be not true," said Fortner. "Jamie Harrell is here on behalf of the sheriff's department."
Camp's attorney, Frank Winn, told the court his client was recovering as scheduled and asked that McClain uphold the previous agreement that Camp turn himself in no later than August 9, 90 days after his bond hearing.
"It is not Aug. 9, it's June 25," said McClain. "The court's view of this matter would be that, unless the state wants to move to revoke bond for violations in some manner, for example, the state may contend Mr. Camp isn't undergoing medical care and therefore bond is subject to revoke on that basis, the law is crystal clear that the defendant is entitled to notice and the opportunity to be heard.
"So, if the state wants to do something other than allow Mr. Camp to remain on bond until Aug. 9, that's the state's position and the state has a clear-cut duty to file a motion to revoke bail, setting the reasons thereof, and present its case."
However, Fortner stated that he was not attempting to have the bond agreement revoked, but rather that the state wanted to help the assigned judge become more familiar with this particular case due to the serious nature that is outlined in the charges brought against the defendant.
Camp's family members appeared by his side during the hearing. He is serving a 90-day bond in order to recover from inuries sustained in the crash. Camp’s treatment includes blood-thinning injections and a medical regimen that may be difficult to follow in a correctional setting.
Fortner had asked James to deny bond during the original hearing, saying Camp has a record with extensive traffic violations, and other arrests in his history.
“The state is opposed to bond in this case,” Fortner said at the time, outlining speeding tickets, seatbelt violations and a failure-to-appear charge. “We are not dealing with a person who has been completely out of trouble.”
James cited the medical attention that is required in a re-constructive leg and hip surgery in making a decision to go along with Winn’s request.
Camp's bond was set at $50,000. In granting bond, he noted that blood thinners are required for the type of surgery Camp had. He also ordered house arrest except to seek medical attention and ordered that Camp not consume any alcohol while on bond. The man must report back to jail no later than noon on Aug. 9 and must turn himself in sooner should he be released from doctor’s care prior to that date.
Camp is listed as a senior at the University of West Georgia and records show that he served as president of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity for a few months.