Man accused of kidnapping denied bond
The man accused of taking a woman on a wild ride from Springfield through Boyle County, which ended in a police foot chase in Harrodsburg, was denied bond on Tuesday.
Circuit Court Judge Darren Peckler denied bond to Marion Fisher, stating that he was too much of a risk in looking at his past charges.
Fisher faces charges of one count fleeing or evading police, first degree; second offense of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs; one count of operating on a suspended license; third degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified; one count first degree resisting arrest; one count first degree unlawful imprisonment; one count of first degree wanton endangerment; and one count of first degree wanton endangerment for a police officer. He also faces a charge of first degree persistent felony offender, based on the culmination of the charges he already faced.
He is accused of kidnapping Sharon Harmon.
Fisher’s attorney initially asked for a trial date to be set, but then asked for another pretrial conference, which was set for June 13. At that point, a plea deal or a trial date is expected, said Peckler in court.
Also in court:
• Bobby Cassady, the man accused of 22 counts of unlawful transaction with a minor in the first degree, involving a minor under 18, a class C felony; one count unlawful transaction with a minor in the first degree, involving a minor under 16, a class B felony; one count of promoting a sexual performance by a minor under the age of 18, a class C felony; one count of possessing or viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, a class D felony; and two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, a class D felony.
Cassady’s case is being looked into by federal authorities, said Commonwealth’s Attorney Richie Bottoms, who said they are waiting on federal authorities before moving forward.
“It’s been accepted for prosecution (by federal authorities) but we don’t have presentation or the return of an indictment,” he said.
The pretrial hearing has been reset until August.
“It’s my understanding that they will have presented and we will know what the decision is by that time,” Bottoms said.
• Patrick Gaddis, accused of nine counts of unlawful transaction with a minor in the first degree, involving a minor under 16, a class B felony.
Gaddis was sentenced to seven years per count, which run concurrently, meaning he will serve seven years. He will have to register as a sex offender.
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