Bond has been reduced for Angela McKinnon, who plead guilty to delivery of a controlled substance last week. The defense was asking for a recognizance bond, arguing that although McKinnon pleaded guilty to a Class 2 Felony, she is a first offender and that recognizance bonds aren’t uncommon for the offense McKinnon plead guilty to for first offenders.
Christian County State’s Attorney Mike Havera opposed the suggestion of a recognizance bond, citing concerns of her living situation should she be released, as well as testimony given by Kincaid Chief of Police Dwayne Wheeler that McKinnon did not intend to change her behavior based on posts she had made on social media.
Havera said the state would not oppose a reduction in bond however, and suggested bond be set at the amount of $100,000, with special terms and conditions to apply should bond be made. He also made it clear that should bond be posted, the state intended to file a source of bond motion. Judge Brad Paisley after considering the argument and testimony from both the state and the defense set bond for McKinnon at $100,000 with special terms and conditions to apply should McKinnon post bond. Sentencing is set for January 26th.