Bond set for suspect in Smoker Friendly case

A Craig man who was mistakenly let out of jail recently after being booked on suspicion of robbing a store, was issued a $40,000 bond Tuesday in a separate case that involves another round of similar allegations.

Moffat County Judge Mary Lynne James issued Talmage Earl Willis IV, 23, a $40,000 cash or surety bond by video conferencing from the Moffat County Jail. He was arrested on a no bond warrant and is accused of robbing Craig's Smoker Friendly on Friday. The District Attorney's Office has not yet pressed formal charges against him in that case.

However, Wil-lis was unintentionally is--sued a personal recognizance bond in relation to an April 11 incident in which he was arrested as a suspect for robbing the west end Kum & Go, James said.

A personal recognizance bond or PR bond means a person can get out of jail on their own recognizance or without paying a lot of money. A PR bond had to be issued in that case because either police hadn't filed a probable cause affidavit on time or the District Attorney's Office hadn't filed formal charges in their allotted time.

Police have 48 hours to provide a probable cause affidavit in order to charge a person with a crime. District attorneys have 72 hours to review the information and decide whether to press formal charges.

The DA's Office has a Thursday deadline to file formal charges against Willis for the most recent allegations. His bond was set Tuesday for a possible charge of aggravated robbery.

Amy Hatten can be reached at 824-7031 or ahatten@craigdailypress.com

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