Easley and Cardinal Arraigned in JoCo Circuit Court
Judge Thomas Hull today presided over the arraignment of Mark Cardinal and scheduled a preliminary hearing for September 24th while setting bail at $200,000, $50,000 over the required minimum.
In addition to the three counts of bank robbery and three counts of theft, additional charges may be forthcoming including some from out of state.
Judge Hull also ordered Donald Easley held without bail on murder and unlawful use of a weapon charges stemming from the shooting death of Laron Justin Estes last Friday. The preliminary hearing is also scheduled for September 24th.
Estes’ relatives were in court today but choose to make no statement since Easley was still being held in jail.