Bond reduction hearing set for today for CH mayor
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James “Pee Wee” Richardson
James “Pee Wee” Richardson
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An attorney for Carbon Hill Mayor James “Pee Wee” Richardson, who was jailed last week on charges of sexual misconduct involving a female jail inmate, has requested that the $250,000 bond be reduced to $25,000.

A bond reduction hearing is set for 3 p.m. today before Walker County Circuit Judge Doug Farris.

Attorney Ken Guin this week filed a motion to set a reasonable bond on behalf of Richardson, who was arrested Sept. 19 after a joint investigation by the Walker County District Attorney's Office and the Alabama Attorney General's Office.

He is charged with four counts of first-degree sexual abuse, four counts of custodial sexual misconduct, two counts of harassment and one count of soliciting prostitution.

In the motion, Guin argues that Richardson's bond be reduced because he is not a flight risk and is a life-long resident of Walker County and a property owner. It also outlines his medical issues and 10 medications that require close monitoring.

Richardson has no prior criminal record, according to the motion.