It’s a case that since 2016 has been highlighted as an example of the realities of domestic violence: Moss, with no criminal history and named as a victim in previous domestic battery cases where Brown was charged, and Brown, strangled days later after being ordered by a judge to have no further contact with Moss.
During his virtual bond hearing Monday, Coleman was granted a $5,000 recognizance bond by DeKalb County Circuit Court Judge Phillip Montgomery. That means Coleman could be released from jail on his signature if he complies with Montgomery’s stipulations on the bond, including that he be held on an electronic home monitoring ankle bracelet device at his residence and that he have no contact with any alleged victims.
An arrest has been made following a Saturday incident where police say a Sycamore man drove to multiple homes and the police station in DeKalb, threatened the inhabitants verbally, lead police cars on a chase around town, and said he’d shoot them or himself.
DeKalb County Circuit Court Judge Robbin Stuckert talks about some of the changes made to one of the courtrooms as jury trials are about to resume after being shut down mid-February last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The alterations, which were done in collaboration with the DeKalb County Health Department, were made to provide as much protection from the virus as possible for court members and jurors.
It’s been over a year since a jury trial was held in DeKalb County, but with COVID-19 vaccinations on the rise and local cases lowered, the DeKalb County Courthouse is being prepped for pandemic-era trials.