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DOCUMENT 7

ELECTRONICALLY FILED
1/26/2018 3:07 PM
63-DC-2018-020157.00
DISTRICT COURT OF
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA
LIBBY HAMNER, CLERK
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA

STATE OF ALABAMA )
)
V. ) Case Nos.: DC-2018-020157.00
) DC-2018-020158.00
) DC-2018-020159.00
) DC-2018-020160.00
) DC-2018-020161.00
) DC-2018-020162.00
) DC-2018-020163.00
) DC-2018-020164.00
)
PATE MILISA )
Defendant. )

ORDER

This matter came before the Court on January 22, 2018, on Defendant’s Motion to
Reduce Bond. After argument from the parties, the Court finds as follows:

The Defendant is charged with numerous cases of aggravated animal cruelty.


Defendant is a 37 year old resident of Tuscaloosa County with no criminal history. She
is self-employed as a house cleaner. The State was unable to advance any argument
that would indicate the Defendant is unlikely to appear in court to answer to these
charges if bond were to be reduced.

The Court notes that release on bond pending trial is a matter of right unless a
determination can be made that doing so will not reasonably assure the Defendant’s
appearance as required.

Taking into account the foregoing, as well as the Rules of Criminal Procedure, and the
Defendant’s Constitutional right that excessive bail not be imposed, it is hereby
ORDERED as follows:

Bond in the following case numbers:

DC-2018-20044 DC-2018-20157 DC-2018-20164


DC-2018-20045 DC-2018-20158 DC-2018-20165
DC-2018-20046 DC-2018-20159
DC-2018-20047 DC-2018-20160
DC-2018-20048 DC-2018-20161
DC-2018-20049 DC-2018-20162
DC-2018-20050 DC-2018-20163
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is hereby consolidated and set at $ 100,000.00. Defendant shall post a secured


appearance bond in such amount or 10% cash in lieu thereof. The Court is satisfied
that bond in such amount will address both the serious nature of Defendant’s charges
while also serving to secure her future appearance in court.

In addition to all other release conditions heretofore imposed, including the mandatory
conditions of release in Rule 7.3, the following additional release conditions are
imposed:

Defendant shall cooperate in the surrender/transfer of ownership of all of the animals


involved in these cases. Related to the transfer/surrender, Defendant shall cooperate
in executing and identifying any documents necessary to effectuate such transfer.
Finally, Defendant is prohibited from having any ownership, custody or control of any
livestock animal while on release on bond.

Any violation of the terms and conditions of release shall be grounds for revocation of
release.

DONE this 26th day of January, 2018.

/s/ JAMES E GENTRY


DISTRICT JUDGE