Micah Sapp was in Jones County Superior Court June 27 in front of Judge Hugh Wingfield for the second time since his Feb. 6 arrest, seeking bond. The first attempt, April 18, was denied. Because of the time that had elapsed since his arrest, the judge appeared more inclined to grant bond.
Sapp, 22, was arrested and charged with two counts of felony obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers and simple battery
“I had you before me previously and didn’t give you a bond, but since you have not been indicted, you are entitled to a bond,” Wingfield said.
He set Sapp’s bond at $25,000 but added that the defendant was not to just be released on the street. The condition of his bond was that he was to be held until arrangements could be made for him to be transported directly to a private treatment facility.
The judge spoke to the defendant directly and noted that he was granting the bond over the objection of the state.
“Don’t let me down. You don’t want to come back before me if you do,” Wingfield said.
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