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By Marlana Smith
During a two and a half hour bond review hearing on Friday, October 14, 2022, David Kiser, 62, Shelbyville, was ordered to wear a GPS bracelet after violating his bond agreement.
In case No. 22SB-CR0005-01, Kiser is facing two felony counts of sodomy or attempted sodomy – 1st degree – victim less than 12 years old, felony unclassified by Shelby County Prosecutor Jordan Force.
Five witnesses took the stand during the hearing on Friday.
Forty-first Circuit Children’s Division Social Service Specialist Courtney Longdon testified, two juveniles informed her Kiser was at a gathering with juveniles present on Saturday, September 10, 2022.
Ken and Cheryl Broughton, employers of Kiser, both testified in court that Kiser asked them to testify he was at work on Saturday, September 10, 2022, until 3:00 p.m. Both said he was at their home working until 12:30 p.m. on the day in question.
The Broughtons testified, Kiser has been working for them since June of 2022. September 10 was the only Saturday that Kiser worked since being employed, said the Broughtons.
Two other witnesses, whose names are being withheld to protect the identities of juveniles, testified Kiser was not at the gathering.
Tenth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd ruled in favor of the State finding that Kiser did violate the conditions of his bond agreement.
Judge Bringer-Shepherd ordered the following in a written memorandum.
Court amends the bond as follows:
Cash bond amended from $100,000 cash only to $95,000 cash only.
Defendant is required to have a GPS device installed as soon as possible to insure compliances with existing bond conditions.
Defendant is allowed to continue to attend health appointments with his wife.
All other bond conditions shall continue as previously ordered, and the court finds such conditions are necessary to protect the safety of the community based on the seriousness of the charges as well as the evidence presented at the bond hearing that defendant violated bond conditions.
A jury trial for this case is set for March 28, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
Kiser is facing similar charges, felony statutory sodomy and child molestation, in another Shelby County case No. 22SB-CR00020-01.
David Kiser is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.