TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 24, 2018
Criminal Court Judge Don Poole agreed to reduce voluntary manslaughter defendant Jadarius Knox's bond from $750,000 to $200,000 and then to $10,000 after a second bond hearing Monday in connection with the killing of Aaron "Dakota" Biddle, The Times Free Press reports. Public defenders say Poole followed the law and made the right decision. "Under [state law] bond should be set as low as possible to ensure the presence of the defendant in court and to protect the public," Poole wrote in an order, saying that the facts of the case, the defendant's criminal history and more were not considered when Knox's bond was first set.