The Boyle County man who allegedly threatened the lives of a judge and others two weeks ago had his bond set Wednesday.
Boyle District Judge Jeff Dotson set Bobby Lee Wilson’s bond at $15,000 cash and placed several restrictions on his release, after Wilson’s attorney waived Wilson’s right to a preliminary hearing and the case was sent to the grand jury.
Wilson, 56, of 7919 Forkland Road, was arrested Jan. 8 at his home after he allegedly made threats earlier in the day against Family Court Judge Bruce Petrie, who is presiding over his divorce.
Wilson’s estranged wife Connie Wilson, her attorney Ephraim Helton, Assistant County Attorney Lynne Coleman and Wilson’s daughter also were targeted in the threats, police said.
According to police, Wilson said he had recently purchased a box of ammunition and that he had bullets with the names of the five intended targets on them. During a search of his home, police recovered the 9mm handgun and ammunition Wilson said he would use to carry out the threats, police said.
In setting Wilson’s bond, Dotson considered an agreement between Commonwealth’s Attorney Richie Bottoms and Wilson’s attorney, Jude Hagan, on the conditions of Wilson’s release from custody.
Wilson is to remain at least 1,000 yards away from the five alleged targets and have no contact with them. Dotson pointed out to Wilson he is not allowed to communicate with the five through a third party, text messaging or any other means, which Wilson acknowledged.
Wilson is only allowed to travel between his home and his workplace — a sawmill in Junction City owned by his father — and he must be accompanied by his father or one his children every time he leaves home, the judge said.
Wilson’s movements will be tracked by a GPS monitoring device attached to his ankle, which has to be affixed before he is released from custody. Wilson is also prohibited from consuming drugs or alcohol, or carrying a weapon, according to the bond conditions.
Bottoms said he plans to present the case at the next grand jury session, which is scheduled for next Wednesday.