Mon. May 25th, 2020

Arnold Buck back in jail for violations of release conditions

By: L.N. Reklai

August 22, 2016 (Koror) Trial Division of Palau Supreme Court on Monday issued an order remanding Arnold Buck to Koror jail and setting his bail at $50,000 cash or $100,000 surety bond for alleged violations of his release conditions. [restrict]

According to Motion filed by the Office of Attorney General on August 22, 2016, Arnold Buck violated release conditions of his earlier criminal case 16-053 by failing to obey all laws of the Republic.

The motion alleged that Arnold Buck was arrested for Trafficking a Controlled Substance and in Possession of a Controlled Substance on August 19, 2016.

Arnold Buck was charged earlier in March of this year on similar charges of Trafficking a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance and was released awaiting trial for that March case.

While awaiting trial, he was released under certain conditions including Obeying All Laws of the Republic of Palau.

According to Remand Order, Buck may only be released upon posting a cash bail of $50,000 or a surety bond of $100,000.[/restrict]