Bond Set For Randy Knapp; Still No Charges Filed

by Staff on August 25, 2011 · 7 comments

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Handcuffs and Jail BarsAs I wrote about early this morning, Randy Knapp was arrested early Sunday morning for residential entry. At that time, he had not been formally charged.

Regarding his arrest, you may recall that I mentioned that sometimes the police will arrest “a suspect on an unrelated crime in order to keep them incarcerated while the investigation continues.”

It’s looking like that’s what happened. Knapp was arrested and charged with residential entry when he went to a Bloomington allegedly with intent to harm a woman who lived there. Her husband is considered a hero in that incident, possibly saving her life.

Today, Monroe Circuit Court Judge Teresa Harper extending the deadline for the charges to be filed:

“The State of Indiana presents written probable cause affidavit and request for extension of time to determine what, if any, charges should be filed. Defendant shall be held in the Monroe County Jail until bail is posted in the amount of $4,000.00 surety and $500.00 cash bond.” (emphasis added)

“…what, if any, charges should be filed.”

It sure sounds to me like they just wanted the guy securely locked up so that he couldn’t get away from ‘em, doesn’t it?

For a little over $900, Knapp will be able to bond out of jail on that charge.

If the Indiana State Police plan to charge him in the crime before he gets out, they better get to it. I’ve heard that, if released, it’s likely that Knapp will flee to Texas or — worse — return to the Bloomington home and kill the woman.

UPDATE: While Knapp does have a bond for the residential entry charge, he was on probation at the time of his arrest for previous convictions. Due to the probation violation, he is not able to bond out and, as of 4 a.m. Friday, remains incarcerated in the Monroe County Jail.

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