Horton resident waives preliminary hearings in two counties
A Horton resident facing charges of sex-related crimes against a child in two counties — Jackson and Brown — has waived his right to a preliminary hearing in both counties, it has been reported.
On Thursday in Jackson County District Court, Dallas Bond, 20, also entered pleas of not guilty to all charges in connection with an alleged August 2013 incident in which Bond reportedly had sexual intercourse with a child who was nine years old at the time. Jackson County Attorney Shawna Miller said Bond’s next scheduled Jackson County court appearance is a pre-trial motion hearing on 9 a.m. Friday, April 24.
Bond has been charged in Jackson County with rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, aggravated kidnapping, two counts of sexual exploitation of a child and aggravated endangering a child, according to court documents. He remains in custody at the Jackson County Detention Center on $100,000 bond, it was reported.
In Brown County — where Bond has been charged with sexual exploitation of a child, electronic solicitation of a child, aggravated kidnapping, identity fraud and theft — he waived a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, it was reported. Arraignment for Bond has been set for Monday, April 6 in Brown County District Court; his bond in Brown County has reportedly been set at $750,000.
Bond, a former employee of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, allegedly formulated an “elaborate scheme,” in the words of Brown County Attorney Kevin Hill, to bring the nine-year-old girl from Brown County to Jackson County for sexual purposes, it was reported. He allegedly created a false EMS training event in Holton as part of his scheme to lure the girl, who was reportedly an acquaintance of Bond, to a hotel Holton.
All charges against Bond are felonies, it was reported.