In his ruling Tuesday, Judge Benjamin Lewis lowered Bond’s bail from $250,000 to $50,000. His decision came after an October 4 hearing seeking the reduction. Bond’s attorney, Cada Carter, argued that holding his client on the higher amount was essentially the same as holding him without bond. Carter contended $250,000 is almost impossible to post. The reduction was opposed by District Attorney Doug Valeska.
Bonds, a resource officer at Dothan High School, was arrested September 27 on a charge of School Employee Sex. Investigators say he had an illegal relationship with a student under the age of 19. Lewis ordered Bonds to have no contact with the alleged victim.