Bond remains set at $250,000 for a Pana man charged for a home invasion with a weapon as well as aggravated arson in an incident where he allegedly broke into a neighbor’s home where he threatened her with a knife, and set fire to her home while harming himself.
Brian Ferguson representing himself in court had filed a motion for bond reduction, which was heard Friday in the Christian County Court. Ferguson argued that he is a partial caregiver and also hasn’t been able to make contact with the people he needed to post bond. The Christian County State’s Attorney’s office opposed any reduction to bond in the case, due to the nature of the charges. Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Bach reminded the court that part of the reason for bond is for the protection of the public, and how Ferguson had allegedly threatened someone during the incident, as well as harming himself.
The court denied the motion for bond reduction based on the state’s argument. The matter is set for preliminary hearing on December 16th, with Brian Ferguson opting to continue to represent himself in the case.