McPherson — McPherson County District Court Judge Joe Dickinson set a bond of $500,000, with GPS monitoring and supervision, for Noah Bratcher, 18, who is charged in the June 11 shooting of Jordan Krell, 22, of Canton, during a 9:30 a.m. hearing on Friday at McPherson County's District Court, citing the seriousness of the case. Bratcher has been held without bond at the McPherson County Law Enforcement Center, 1177 W. Woodside St., since he turned 18 on June 28. He was arrested on June 12 for first-degree murder, theft and possession of stolen property in connection with Krell's shooting death in the 400 block of Dale's Draw in McPherson. His attorney Geoffrey Harrison, with McDonald Law in Newton, had asked for a "reasonable bond" for Bratcher, or an own-recognizance bond with "very intense supervision and GPS tracking support." This would allow him to adequately prepare for his defense, he said. However, McPherson County Attorney Gregory Benefiel argued Bratcher posed a public safety risk, citing the murder charges and the discovery of an apparent "hit list" on his cell phone that included the victim's name along with the names of several others. Benefiel also said discussions of selling an allegedly stolen firearm were discovered. Harrison said the assumption Bratcher was a danger based on an alleged list discovered on a cell phone could be erronous. "We have seen many cases such as this where we begin doing downloads of phones and looking at contents of phones and social media. From my personal experience, I can certainly say that 8 or 9 times out of 10 they are entirely taken out of context," he said. Dickinson also set a 9:30 a.m. hearing on Sept. 14 to decide whether Bratcher should be tried as an adult.