Holsapple's Bond Revoked, to be Jailed Until Trial
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A man facing manslaughter charges in the death of a county official must stay in jail until his trial.

McCracken Co. Sheriff Jon Hayden confirmed to West Kentucky Star that Willie G. Holsapple appeared before McCracken Circuit Judge Tim Kaltenbach Friday, after his arrest on a contempt of court warrant July 4. The warrant was issued after Holsapple was pulled over July 2 in Lyon County and he was cited for driving on a suspended license.

At that time, Holsapple was out on bond for charges of second degree manslaughter and unsworn falsification to authorities. His indictment in March followed the McCracken County Sheriff Department’s investigation into the death of former McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry, who was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle in October of 2016.

After testimony from law enforcement at Friday's court appearance, McCracken County Commonwealth Attorney Dan Boaz argued that Holsapple knowingly violated the law and his bond agreement by continuing to drive after surrendering his license at the indictment. 

Hayden said Judge Kaltenbach agreed and revoked Holsapple's bond, saying he should remain in jail until his trial in January.

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Published 11:57 AM, Saturday Jul. 15, 2017
Updated 09:58 AM, Monday Jul. 17, 2017

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