Electronic Media Coverage of the Bruce Cole case will continue, following a ruling Wednesday morning by Associate Circuit Judge Mason Gebhardt.
Cole and his attorney appeared in Randolph County Circuit Court for a bond reduction hearing.
Cole is being held in the Randolph County Jail on 500,000-dollars bond, and Judge Gebhardt has taken the bond reduction motion under advisement.
Defense Attorney Raymond Legg suggested that a bond of 10,000-dollars would be more appropriate in this case. The state had suggested that IF bond were reduced there would be extra provisions attached including Electronic Monitoring and the surrender of Cole's Passport.
Judge Gebhardt says he'll issue a ruling on the bond reduction "in the next few days."
On Legg's objection to media video and audio recording of Cole's court proceedings, Judge Gebhart overruled the request.
On the other two motions, The State had no objection to Cole wearing civilian clothing in Court which Judge Gebhardt sustained, and the judge recommended that Defense Attorney Legg refile his motion for Cole's access to a law library in Circuit Court.
Bruce Cole's next hearing is scheduled for January 17th and 18th in Randolph County Circuit Court; the Preliminary Hearing before Judge Gebhardt will include testimony involving the Mamtek situation.
Cole was President and CEO of Mamtek when the company last year, promised jobs and economic development for Randolph County and surrounding areas, instead missed a bond payment and failed.
Electronic media coverage of the Preliminary Hearing, including the GoodRadio Group of stations, will continue.
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