Judge refuses to lower bond for accused kidnapper

    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A judge has refused to reduce bond for a Rapid City man accused in an alleged kidnapping last November.
     Bond earlier was set at $35,000 for Joshua Peacock on kidnapping and burglary charges. The 28-year-old was the subject of a citywide search after he allegedly kidnapped a woman when she found him burglarizing her home. He allegedly forced the woman to drive him to a Wal-Mart to get cash but fled when she went into the store.
     Defense attorney John Murphy on Tuesday asked Judge Robert Gusinsky to consider a personal recognizance bond for Peacock so he could get mental health counseling and medication at a hospital rather than in jail. Prosecutor Mark Vargo objected, citing the nature of the charges and the uncertainty surrounding Peacock's mental health.

 AP-WF-03-12-14 1222GMT

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Locations : Rapid CitySouth Dakota
People : John MurphyJoshua PeacockMark VargoRobert Gusinsky
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