Hearing set on late officer’s bond money
Nearly a month after lodging the request, the widow of a fired Grand Junction police officer is still seeking a refund of money used by the officer to get out of jail.
District Judge Richard Gurley said Tuesday that a hearing has been scheduled Nov. 12.
At that time, he’s expected to decide whether Michelle Coyne will receive a refund of all, or part, of the $20,000 that was paid by her husband, 35-year-old Glenn Coyne, in order to post bond on Oct. 3.
Dean Hergenrader, a bondsman with AA Bail Bonds in Montrose, charged Coyne a premium of 8 percent of his total $250,000 bond for his release.
In a motion filed Oct. 9, Coyne’s widow said the return of the couple’s money “would be just and prevent unjust enrichment.”
Deputy District Attorney Mark Hand told the judge Tuesday that the District Attorney’s Office has filed written notice that charges will not be filed in Coyne’s case.
Coyne was found dead Oct. 6 in a hotel room in Golden, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
He was fired by the Grand Junction Police Department on Sept. 30 after his arrest that same day on suspicion of first-degree burglary and sexual assault.