Bail Reduction Denied for Byron Murder and Arson Defendant

Bail Reduction Denied for Byron Murder and Arson Defendant

On October 16, 2019, the Defendant Duane Meyer appeared in Court before the Honorable John “Ben” Roe in regard to a Motion for Bond Reduction filed by the Defendant in an attempt to reduce the $10,000,000.00 bond.   This had previously been set. During the hearing the People, represented by State’s Attorney Eric Morrow, opposed the motion citing, among other things, the nature and circumstances of the offenses charged and the sentence applicable upon conviction.

At the conclusion of the hearing, Judge Roe denied the Defendant’s Motion for Bond Reduction and bond remains set at $10,000,000.00. Under Illinois law, the Defendant is required to post $1,000,000.00 to be released from custody.

This matter was continued on the motion of the Defendant and was set for a status hearing on November 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.