UPDATE: Suspect in Fatal Hit-and-Run Out of Jail on House Arrest
A 36-year-old man pleaded not-guilty to three felony charges stemming from a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed an 84-year-old woman in front of her home on County Road TT a week ago. The suspect is now out of jail on bond.
UPDATE (7:40 p.m., Sept. 27, 2012): Robert C. Boles is out of jail. His father posted the $5,000 bond on Thursday, Sept. 27, and agreed to the conditions set in court. The next court appearance is set for Nov. 2.
5:26 p.m., Sept. 26, 2012): Robert C. Boles appeared in St. Croix County Circuit Court Wednesday for his initial appearance and arraignment after being charged with three felonies stemming from a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed an elderly woman east of Roberts a week ago.
Lucille M. Hansen, 84, was run down and killed in front of her home on County Road TT on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Boles was arrested minutes later while on St. Croix Street in Hudson after being seen driving a silver Ford Taurus with significant damage to the hood and windshield.
Boles, 36, pleaded not-guilty on Wednesday to the three felony charges:
- 940.10(1): Homicide by Negligent Operation/Vehicle, Felony G
- 346.67(1): Hit and Run-Involve Death, Felony D
- 343.44(1)(b): Knowingly Operating While Revoked (Cause Death), Felony H
Though Boles was still in jail as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, his initial cash bond of $10,000 was reduced to $5,000 with the following terms:
- Absolute sobriety: Zero alcohol, zero controlled substances, zero prescribed medications (except as taken and prescribed for you by a physician) in your system, on your person, or in your possession at all times while this case is ongoing. This prohibition includes drug paraphernalia.
- Not to operate a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license.
- Robert Boles under house arrest.
- He must be with one of his parents at all times.
- Defendant may go to work [in Baldwin].
- Defendant not allowed on [County Road] TT; use alternative routes.
- Follow rules set forth by parents.
- Baseline [urinalysis] given to defendant before release.
[The defendant's parents] guarantee compliance with the terms of this bond by pledging $15,000.00 and understands that if the defendant does not comply with the terms of this bond, the bond will be forfeited and the defendant and/or [the parents] may be ordered to pay the amount of the bond.
Boles' next court appearance is a pretrial conference scheduled for Nov. 2.