April 1, 2015

Brief: Chris Jones released from house arrest

By Olivia Krauth–

Former U of L basketball player Chris Jones was released from house arrest on Monday. He was released on a $20,000 unsecured bond, meaning he won’t have to pay money unless he doesn’t show up to court or otherwise violates release conditions.

Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Barry Willett released Jones and his two co-defendants without objection from the prosecutors or defense. The next step in the case is the grand jury hearing on April 27. Jones faces two counts of rape and two counts of sodomy.

Despite not objecting to the release, the accusers’ lawyers, Will Walsh and Dina Bartlett, said in an interview today they are upset with how the victims found out about the release. Walsh and Bartlett say the victims found out through the media instead of the prosecution.

“They were just starting to heal and now they are being re-victimized because these perpetrators are out,” Bartlett said.

This is a developing story.

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