Richard Wayne Colvin, 32, Williston, was granted a percentage reduction in his bond at a hearing Friday afternoon.
His bond had been set at $25,000 cash or corporate surety but a bond hearing review was requested by his attorney, Andrew J. Schultz of Minot, on Dec. 18. Prior to the hearing, Schultz confirmed that prosecutors would not be challenging the request. Colvin will now have to post only 10 percent, or $2,500.
The request stems from the fact that Colvin suffers from a disease called ulcerative colitis and that "the cost of his medication is a strain on the jail," according to the request document.
Colvin faces seven primarily drug-related felony charges and three misdemeanor charges from a Nov. 6 incident.
According to a police affidavit, Colvin was the driver of a stolen truck that was spotted being driven and then parked on Third Street Northwest in Minot before a male, allegedly Colvin, exited the truck and went into a residence at North Star Mobile Home Park. The vehicle was tailed after it took off again before police initiated a felony traffic stop.
The police allege that neither Colvin nor his passenger had identification on them when they were removed from the vehicle. Officers claim that Colvin gave the false names of Richard Wayne Jones and Traver Jhon Geary, with false dates of birth, to officers before his real identity was determined through an insurance card found in the vehicle.
Upon inspection, police claim that the odor of marijuana was present in the vehicle and that illegal drugs and paraphernalia, including schedule II and schedule III drugs, were plainly visible in the vehicle.
Some items allegedly found included marijuana, methamphetamine, a glass pipe for drug usage, syringes, and three loaded, concealed pistols.
Colvin also faces a felony charge for allegedly issuing four bad checks to Scenic Sports, a store in Williston, totaling $4,648.43. Because of this charge he will have to seek a reduced bond, also, in Williams County.