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City Judge Jacks Up Bond Amounts For Gun-Related Crimes

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  Describing the amount of gun crime in the city as “mind boggling”, a St. Louis Circuit Court Judge is stepping up efforts to keep gun-toting criminals off the streets. 

Judge Jack Garvey is now requiring suspects to post from $30,000 to $50,000 cash bond to be released until their case is heard.

Garvey was asked what kind of impact he hopes that will make.

“I don’t know,” Garvey admitted.  “I don’t know, but what we do know is that if there is one less person who’s off the street without a gun, there’s a better chance that people will be safer in the city.”

Until now first time suspects could regain their freedom by having someone post $3,000 to $5,000 cash.

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