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Man granted bond, case bound for trial
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Dec 19, 2013 | 1628 views | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print
At the conclusion of a four-hour hearing in Superior Court last week, a Jones County man received what could be considered good news and bad news.

John A. McIntosh Jr. was arrested Dec. 4 on the charge of aggravated stalking, and he was in court Dec. 12 asking for a decision that the state did not have enough evidence to take the case to trial. If that did not happen, he wanted a bond to allow him to be released from custody.

Superior Court Judge Trent Brown granted McIntosh a $20,000 bond with the conditions of having no contact with the alleged victim and wearing a GPS monitor. The bad news is that the judge found the state had probable cause to bind the case over for trial.

The discussion about the bond was actually held at the bench with the two attorneys and the judge, following Brown’s first ruling.

“The burden is on him to stay away from the victim. If he revokes his bond, he won’t get out until the trial,” the judge stated.

The hearing began at 1 p.m. on a motion day that already had a full calendar of arraignments, pleas, probation modifications, and civil cases. McIntosh’s hearing ended at 5:30 p.m., but the motion day calendar was not completed until after 9 p.m.

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