Berry denied release request

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

According to court documents, Lance Berry’s request for release on his own recognizance was denied on Thursday. Records show the court found “clear and convincing evidence that no bond is appropriate: Defendant is currently on probation, the nature and circumstances of the offense and the weight of evidence against defendant. Defendant is charged with unlawful use of a weapon where said use allegedly led to the death of one person and serious injury of another.”

Twenty-year-old Berry was taken into custody after a fatality shooting at a residence in the 200 block of S. Spring Street in Nevada. He was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, a Class E Felony, and two charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Except 35 Grams or Less of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid.

Thirty-year-old Terah Hallam was pronounced dead at Nevada Regional Hospital. Jason Hallam, 38, was transferred from Nevada Regional Medical Center to Freeman Hospital in Joplin via air ambulance.

Berry’s preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 12, at 11 a.m.

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