Bellamy arrested Sunday for failure to meet bond conditions

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Billy Joe Bellamy, 36, of Marshall, is in custody at Saline County Justice Facility after Saline County sheriff's deputies arrested him on a warrant issued Friday, Feb. 20.

Bellamy was spotted driving a vehicle Sunday, Feb. 22, by a deputy who knew there was a warrant for Bellamy's arrest, according to a sheriff's department report. Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers assisted in the arrest, according to the report.

Bellamy had been held at the jail since his arrest in December for class D felony unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, class D felony possession of anhydrous ammonia in a non-approved container and seven counts of class C felony unlawful possession of a firearm.

He was released from custody for drug treatment when his bond was reduced from $15,000 cash-only to $15,000 cash or surety on condition he complete the inpatient drug treatment program and immediately return to the jail. When Bellamy failed to return, bond was re-set to $10,000 cash-only and the warrant issued.

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  • Sounds like the InPt Drug rehab didn't take. Meth makes you forget important stuff like the Sheriff (or the bail bondsman). Somebody, maybe his family, came up the the 1.5K USD for bail, this is just sad.

    -- Posted by Rev WmYaeger on Wed, Feb 25, 2009, at 8:37 PM
  • That makes no sence to me ....Why the 1st time bond was set at 15000 and 2nd time its 10000. I would have thought it would or should go up since he did cooperate the 1st time. Why was he given a treatment program in the first place? He's lucky not too many people get tat opportunity before going to court.

    -- Posted by marshallmom67 on Thu, Feb 26, 2009, at 4:23 AM
  • Hopefully the judge will give him a much greater sentence. The reason he got lesser bond set and rehab is that he made a plea bargain and narked on who was buying his drugs and making it. You would think he would know better since he has been in prison before for this. The real tragedy is the 3 young sons at home. They will have to live with the fact their dad is in prison. And he has gave family members that do not get in trouble a bad name!

    -- Posted by Chuckles on Thu, Feb 26, 2009, at 1:16 PM
  • Well personally I think they should lock him up and KEEP HIM THERE! He had been doing this for years now! And they have 3 children at home-its sad they have to see this go on! Once you have kids its time to stop all that stuff and grow up! What kind of life does meth make for three young children? Sad situation I tell ya! Hes locked up so go on and throw away that key!

    -- Posted by paycloseattention on Sun, Mar 1, 2009, at 9:48 PM
  • First of all I think that you all need to mind your own business and its sad that all you have to do is get on here and rag on what other people are doing, do you not have your own lifes? Second of all if you are going to put an opinion out there like that at least be brave enough to put your name on it. Third and last of my comments is don't any of you worry about his kids because they have plenty of family that love and support them.

    -- Posted by Nijuana on Sun, Apr 12, 2009, at 7:19 PM
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