ELLSWORTH - Clarence Michael Hicks, the 61-year old Kentucky resident who was arrested and charged for being involved in the murder case of Prescott resident Douglas Bailey, had his bond reduced from $10,000 to $5,000 during his initial appearance yesterday in Pierce County Criminal Court at the Pierce County Courthouse.
His attorney, Lars Loberg of Ellsworth, also filed a motion to have the charge against Bailey, felony hiding of a corpse, be dismissed due to the county's lack of jurisdiction. The judge in the case, Judge Joe Boles, will give a ruling on the motion on Sept. 12 at 4 p.m.
Hicks is accused of hiding the body of Bailey after he was shot and killed by his former girlfriend Rose Kuehni, also of Prescott in November of 2015. Kuehni is also charged with transporting the body in a container to Illinois where she met up with Hicks, a friend and acquaintance who then allegedly took the container and dumped it down a ravine in southern Kentucky near the Tennessee border.
More on this story in next week's print edition of the Prescott Journal, on newsstands and in town next Wednesday.