CLINTON — Clinton County District Court Judge Mark Lawson has denied a request to reduce the bond set for a man accused of pouring gasoline on a woman, according to court documents.
Harley D.A. Hazlett, 24, appeared Tuesday in Clinton County District Court, through the use of interactive video, for a bond review hearing. Hazlett was represented by attorney Harold DeLange. The State was represented by Assistant Clinton County Attorney Ross Barlow.
Lawson ordered bond remain as previously set at $5,000. The order states the court gave strong consideration to the safety of the community and the likelihood Hazlett would appear for further proceedings.
DeLange on Feb. 5 filed a motion for bond reduction. The motion stated Hazlett is not a flight risk and would not pose a danger to the community. The motion stated Hazlett remained in custody because of an inability to post bond.
Lawson on Wednesday ordered DeLange be allowed to withdraw from further representation in this matter. The court found because of DeLange’s wife’s affiliation and association with some of the witnesses for the state he had a conflict of interest in further representing Hazlett. Attorney John Kies was appointed to represent Hazlett.
Hazlett is charged with going armed with intent, which is a Class D felony, and assault with intent to inflict serious injury, an aggravated misdemeanor. A pretrial conference is set for 10:15 a.m. March 1.