Low bond for two murder suspects may not translate into release

KSHB, Jan. 21, 2003

NBC Action News has learned charged with killing their nine-year-old son Brian. On Friday, a judge lowered their bond from two million to $200,000 but that doesn’t mean freedom.

“It’s a very risky bond to do,” says bail bondman David Carson. He has had conversations with other bail bonds companies in the area and says no one wants any part of the Edgar case or the $200,000 bond that comes with it.

“Just the little information we have that’s what we hear in the media and everything it’s very risky and it’s not something we would consider at all at this time.”

There are a couple reasons why Carson and others refuse to get involved. There is the flight risk issue. “So whoever signs their name on that bond is responsible for his court appearances for two hundred thousand dollars. And if he takes off and the judge issues a judgment against that company that company is responsible for writing a check to the district court for $200,000.

Carson also says the Edgars would have to have collateral that’s free and clear of $200,000. In other words, they would have to have an asset like a piece of land that is worth $200,000.

“In a case like this where we would have to take collateral before they would be released we would go and file a lien against that collateral in case this happened we would have that covered.”

But what makes it an even more challenging task, the Edgars can’t use church assets to bond out. The Edgars, their friends, and their businesses are linked to the church.

“Considering it was ordered by the judge if someone was to go ahead and attach the church or a piece of land to it and it came down to it, they might have a hard time collecting on it.”

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