Wednesday, December 13, 2000
Steamboat Springs The attorney representing a 20-year-old man accused of participating in the robbery of a convenience store early Thanksgiving morning is seeking a reduced bond for his client.
William S. Russick is in the Routt County Jail on a $20,000 bond after being charged with aggravated robbery and theft. He and another man are suspected of robbing nearly $1,000 from the Kum and Go store in Steamboat Springs just after 2 a.m. Nov. 23.
Russick's lawyer, Kris Hammond, doesn't think it's fair his client's bond has been set at $20,000 when the second suspect's bond was set $15,000 lower.
Gregg Grabowski, 23, was caught moments after the robbery outside the convenience store at 80 Anglers Drive. Grabowski faces the same charges as Russick, but a substitute judge set his bond at $5,000.
"If they are charged with doing the same thing, they should be treated equally," Hammond said Wednesday, after his client made a brief court appearance.
A bond hearing has been set for 1 p.m. Dec. 20.