A Niles man was once again in Christian County Court Tuesday to have his bail set after a shooting left a minor in critical condition on Sunday. Jacob Mariacher appeared in court on Tuesday morning for a bond hearing. He had previously asked for time to talk to his own counsel however in court on Tuesday, Mariacher asked for the public defender. Normal public defender Tiffany Senger was out of the office but filling in was Attorney Ed Brandt.
Brandt asked for time to meet with his client, and Judge Brad Paisley advised both Brandt and Mariacher, that Mariacher had a new charge of possession of a stolen firearm to bring his total charges to 4 separate charges. The state asked for bond set at $750,000 with terms and conditions. Attorney Brandt asked for a bond in the range of $40-50,000 letting the court know, that there was no way Mariacher would be able to get that much. After both sides argued, Judge Paisley sided with the state setting bond at $750,000 with 10% to apply.
Preliminary hearing is set for April 12th.