Judge sets bail for man charged in robbery, threat to witness

July 19, 1994|By Darren M. Allen | Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer

A Carroll Circuit judge yesterday set bail for a Westminster man who has been in the county jail awaiting trial on charges that he robbed a pizza deliveryman and threatened a witness.

Jonathon Todd Jarboe, of Madison Street, remained in the Carroll County Detention Center last night, but his attorney expected his father to post his house today as security for the $5,000 bond set by Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold.

Mr. Jarboe has been in jail for almost six months since he was charged in the Aug. 8, 1993, holdup of Christopher Bell, a Domino's Pizza deliveryman.

Mr. Bell told police he was approached by two men and one -- wearing a stocking mask -- pointed a gun at him and demanded his money. The pair fled with his wallet containing $150, he said.

A jury was about to be selected July 7 to hear the case against Mr. Jarboe when prosecutors asked for a postponement because their key witness -- Angela Bailey of Westminster -- failed to show up.

While Mr. Jarboe was awaiting trial, he was charged in May with threatening a witness.

He had attempted to intimidate Ms. Bailey, according to court documents.

Yesterday, Assistant State's Attorney Barton F. Walker III said his office was "close" to locating Ms. Bailey, but he couldn't be more specific for "security reasons."

He also said a second witness had been found.

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