Todd Harrell is free from jail after paying $100,000 bond on Tuesday, April 23. Harrell was taken into custody on Friday for vehicular homicide charge. Harrell's court appearance is reportedly scheduled for Thursday.
According to the police, Harrell caused an accident in Nashville highway where he sped up in his 2011 Cadillac CTS and clipped a Ford pick up truck. The truck struck a guardrail, traveled down an embankment and overturned. The driver in the truck, Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr., died in a hospital shortly after the accident.
Harrell admitted to the authorities that he had hard cider before he drove. He also had taken prescription drugs Lortab and Xanax. Davidson County Sheriff's deputies said that they found Oxycodone, Xanax and Oxymorphone in his socks. As the results, Harrell was charged with bringing controlled substances into a jail as well.
3 Doors Down was heavily affected with its bassist arrest. The band has canceled four concert dates out of respect to Shoulders' family. 3 Doors Down will start performing again on May 31 in Moscow and go back to the U.S. in July.
In regards to Shoulders, his neighbor Edwin Fulcher remembered him as a good man who taught others things related to mechanics. "He was always helping these boys in the neighborhood with their cars and different things. He was trying to keep them off drugs, keep them busy. It really hurt me to think that such a nice fellow like him got killed because he was such an attribute to the community," Fulcher told Associated Press.