Friday, July 27, 2007

Man Out On Bail Beats Father In Law Senseless

Grass Valley, Nevada by Robyn Moormeister, e-mail

A North San Juan man, out on bail for the charge of using a gun to make threats, is in jail again after allegedly beating his father-in-law with a metal cane while his own small children were nearby.
Michael Biles, 37, is being held without bail at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility after his arrest Tuesday night at his home on the 14000 block of Boquest Drive.
Sheriff's deputies responded to the home after Biles' 6-year-old son called 911 to report his grandfather, Charles Carter, 60, was bleeding from the nose and injured, Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal said Wednesday."The victim was assaulted with a metal-type walking cane," Royal said. "He had been struck repeatedly and had injuries to his head and body.

"When paramedics arrived to treat Carter, Royal said, Biles and his wife Tonya, 35, walked away into the woods with their other son, who is 3.Carter was transported by helicopter to Enloe Medical Center in Chico with serious injuries, Royal said.Carter remained in serious condition Wednesday afternoon, hospital spokeswoman Sharon Cuglietta said.

At the time of his arrest, Michael Biles was out on bail after being jailed on suspicion of using a gun to threaten the lives of two men in April, according to court files.For that alleged crime, the district attorney charged Biles on June 4 with making criminal threats and using a firearm during a fight.

After Biles was released on his own recognizance on June 25, he failed to show up in court July 19 to enter his plea, court records show.Visiting Judge Ersel Edwards postponed issuing an arrest warrant for Biles' failure to appear until a scheduled July 30 hearing for a separate criminal case, in which Biles and his wife were both charged with trespassing and vandalism.

They allegedly destroyed property on the 17000 block of Greenhorn Road on Feb. 24, according to court records.A jury trial in the trespassing case is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 14.Edwards said he would issue an arrest warrant for Biles if he did not appear at the July 30 hearing.Biles is being held without bail at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility and is scheduled for arraignment on the new charges at 8:30 a.m. today.

comments by stiffler
Will the judges around here get a clue...ever?
These local judges need to be firm in sending a message, to violent offenders particularly. How does one get released on their own recognizance after using a firearm in a fight? What's it going to take to wake these juges up?? From the recent track record (skateboard attack, 5 DUIs), nothing short of a tragic death or twenty is going to resonate with these softies. I'm guessing that for Judge Edwards, having no conscience, sleep must be difficult, hence the horrible decision making. Get a clue, Judge(s)

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