Peteet still free on bond
By Teresa Auch Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org July 5, 2012 10:05AM
Updated: August 7, 2012 6:22AM
Gary lawyer Jerry Peteet will continue to remain free on bond.
Federal prosecutors had asked during a Tuesday detention hearing at the U.S. District Court in St. Louis that Peteet’s $20,000 bond be revoked because they claimed he violated his probation, but a federal judge ruled that Peteet could remain free on bond.
Peteet was charged in June with attempted murder, racketeering and tampering with a witness. The attempted murder charge is in connection with a March 2009 incident in which a federal indictment claims Peteet shot at Robert “Damn Fool” Taylor outside the then-Bennigan’s restaurant in Gary.
After he was released on the bond, Peteet gave the Post-Tribune a copy of a signed affidavit from Barry D. Rogers in which Rogers claimed to be the one who shot at Taylor.
However, in a motion filed a day later, federal prosecutors claimed that the rules of Peteet’s probation banned him from contact with witnesses in the case. They argued that he should be detained.
U.S. Judge Frederick Buckles denied the motion, according to court records, but did specify that Peteet cannot have any contact with any victims or potential witnesses in the case.