Burglary suspect has bail lowered, again – Arkansas News

Burglary suspect has bail lowered, again – Arkansas News

JOSH DOOLEY, jdooley@baxterbulletin.com
Published 8:55 p.m. CT Aug. 4, 2017

For the second time in less than two months, Rashel Farnam, 30, had her bail lowered. Baxter County Circuit Court Judge Gordon Webb consolidated Farnam’s bond on three separate felony cases and lowered her bond to $10,000.

Farnam’s attorney argued she is a long time resident of the area, has three children and the charges against her are allegations, not convictions.

Prosecuting Attorney David Ethredge argued Farnam allegedly made threats to the victims in one of her cases and the state is concerned about the safety of those victims.

Farnam herself addressed the court.

“I have no negative intentions towards those people,” Farnam told the court about the victims in theft theft case, who are her relatives. “I have not violated the no-contact order so I don’t see why I should have to wear an ankle monitor.”

The judge informed Farnam that if she makes bail, she is not to have any contact with the victims. At the prosecutor’s request, Webb ordered Farnam to submit to weekly drug testing every Monday morning should she make bail.

The allegations

Farnam faces seven felony charges including commercial burglary, three counts of theft of property, two counts of forgery and terroristic threatening. The threatening charge stems from the Mountain Home woman allegedly telling investigators she would kill the victims in the case.

The victims of her theft case have both filed for orders of protection against her, noting in court paperwork that she allegedly threatened their lives.

In those petitions, the reported victims noted they fear she will carry through with the…

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