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Shock waives right to a bond hearing, proceeds to prelim at end of month

Posted by on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 @ 6:03 pm.

Zac Shock

WHITE CO., Ill. - White County State's Attorney Denton Aud said that the day was rather uneventful regarding the first court appearance of alleged jail escapee Zachary J. Shock.

Shock, 24, is the kid charged in Hamilton County with the September 2016 shooting death of his stepfather. He's been held in the White County Jail since that time...and in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 16, 2018, was one of three who managed to allegedly bust a hole in the jail wall in Carmi and get out.

They were recaptured, the first, Justin Bray, almost immediately; Shock this past Friday, July 6, in Gallatin County, and Johnny E. Tipton Jr., the final one, on Saturday, July 7 in Hardin County.

Shock was in court on a bond hearing today in White County, which is the kind of hearing where the determination is made under Illinois' new and ridiculous Bond Reform Act to hold him on bail (a superfluous thing, considering he's being held on an unattainable bail - $2.5 million -  on the HamCo murder charge) and how much. Many low-level felonies, such as Class 3 and 4, and pretty much all misdemeanors in Illinois, are all bailable with an OR bond (own recognizance, meaning the accused signs a sheet stating he or she will appear at every hearing or be held on the original bond amount until trial, and can be released without posting any money at all unless they violate at a later court hearing). This law, set in place by a bleeding-heart libwhack representative in Cook County working with equally-bleeding-heart libwhack sheriff Tom Dartt, has caused a significant amount of grief in downstate, where people who have posted an exorbitant amount of money don't even bother showing up for court hearings (so why should they show up if they don't post anything, right...?) Shock is formally charged with Class 2 felony Escape of Felon from Penal Institution, and Class 3 felony Criminal Damage to Government Property more than $500 but less than $10,000, which is actually a Bond Reform-eligible offense.

It appears Shock won't be weighed down with anything regarding Bond Reform, however; his bond had been set at a million dollars on a preliminary basis, and we've not been told that was altered at all today at the afternoon appearance (which was apparently pushed back from the 9:30 a.m. schedule owing to some pleas that came in this morning.) He's set for a prelim on July 30...and he'll probably waive that, too.

Shock's HamCo murder trial is apparently getting close, as at the end of June, subpoenas were being issued. We have a VERY extensive article coming up in the print version, on stands next week, regarding every detail of the escapees, most of which hasn't seen print yet because mainstream media doesn't know how to ask (or doesn't want to) the tough questions. We have, and have gotten answers, and it'll be on stands in a week, beginning next Tuesday and continuing into Wednesday for deliveries, July 17 and 18. Be sure your subs or online memberships are up to date; or check our vendor list to find the vendor nearest you, so you don't miss out.

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