Two Jarrettsville residents are being held without bail in Harford County on sexual abuse charges stemming from alleged incidents several years ago.
Jeremy Shane Cochran, 31, of the 4100 block of Federal Hill Road, was charged in an arrest warrant last Wednesday with second-degree rape, second-degree sexual offense, third-degree sexual offense, fourth-degree sexual offense, sexual abuse of a minor contributing to the course of conduct, sexual abuse of a minor and conspiracy to commit sexual abuse of a minor, according to Maryland electronic court records.
Another person at the same Jarrettsville address, Angeline Kaye Feazelle, 30, was charged in an arrest warrant with third-degree sexual offense, fourth-degree sexual offense, sexual abuse of a minor contributing to the course of conduct, sexual abuse of a minor and conspiracy to commit sexual abuse of a minor, according to Maryland electronic court records..
Both appeared before Harford District Court Judge Mimi Cooper for a bail review hearing it Bel Air Friday afternoon, where Cooper decided to increase Cochran's initial $2 million bond and Feazelle's initial $1 million bond, ordering instead that both be held without bond at the Harford County Detention Center.
The pair were previously indicted in 2008 in relation to the same charges, which date to July 2006 through October 2008, according to Maryland electronic court records and to comments made by the lawyers during Friday's bail hearing. The previous indictment was dismissed, according to court records.
Feazelle's attorney, Will Abercrombie, used the prior indictment to argue that his client was not a flight risk, telling the judge Feazelle did not fail to appear during the earlier proceedings. Abercrombie also argued that Feazelle is "mentally fragile" and spending time at the detention center is "taxing" her mentally.
She also has lived in Harford County her entire life, he added.
Harford County Asst. State's Attorney David Ryden also mentioned the previous case, saying that at the time, the alleged victim was 6 years old has since had counseling to the point where the state is comfortable enough to proceed with the trial.
There is also corroborating DNA evidence, Ryden said.
Asst. Public Defender Timothy Bahr represented Cochran, who appeared last during the bail hearing. Bahr pointed out Cochran's lack of criminal record and his recurring health issues.
Cochran suffers from scoliosis and spina bifida, Bahr said, and has lived at the Jarrettsville address his entire life. He requested a reduction in bail.
In relation to the alleged abuse, Ryden mentioned that Cochran was not only an alleged participant, but the alleged principal in the matter.
As of Monday afternoon, Cochran and Feazelle remained at the Harford County Detention Center.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun