Probable cause was found during a preliminary hearing last week to proceed with the case of a 45-year old Vandalia man charged with three counts of unauthorized videotaping. Charles Sharp appeared in Fayette County Court with attorney Alan Pretnar for a preliminary hearing in the matter. Following testimony from a special investigator, Judge Don Sheafor found probable cause to continue the matter. Also during the appearance, a hearing for bond condition modification was held. Common bond conditions set forth by the court oftentimes include
the defendant being prohibited from entering bars and not being allowed to consume alcohol or drugs. The defense filed a motion last week and requested that those bond conditions be modified to allow Sharp to enter bars for work purposes only. And, Judge Sheafor granted the defense’s motion to modify the bond conditions with the stipulation that Sharp provide proof of those working purposes to probation. Pre-trial in the matter has been set for July 27 at 10a.m.