Bail Bondsman Out Of Jail Pending Appeal

A Pitt County bail bondsman was released from jail as he appeals his conviction for possession of stolen money.

Earlier this week a jury convicted Darryl Daniels in a bail bonding scheme that involved stolen money.

The trial judge ordered the man immediately jailed to start serving a 30-day sentence, even though his lawyer said they would appeal.

This morning another judge allowed Daniels to be released on a $25,000 secured bond. As a condition for release, Daniels must be under electronic monitoring and has to surrender his bail bonds license.

Daniels, who operates Daniels Bail Bonding, was accused of taking money prosecutors say was stolen and hidden by a man who broke into a Grimesland home in November 2011. That money was supposed to be used for the man's bail, according to trial testimony.


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The lawyer for a bail bondsman who was immediately jailed after his conviction Tuesday is asking another judge to set his client free.

A jury convicted Darryl Daniels for possession of stolen money. Daniels, who operates Daniels Bail Bonding, was accused of taking money prosecutors say was stolen and hidden by a man who broke into a Grimesland home in November 2011. That money was supposed to be used for the man's bail, according to testimony.

Judge Quentin Sumner gave Daniels a 30 day active sentence, and ordered him immediately jailed. But in a motion filed Wednesday, his attorney says the judge didn't have the authority to do that since they gave notice of appeal, which stays the sentence.

Another Pitt County judge is expected to hear that motion on Thursday.


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A Pitt County jury has found a bail bondsman guilty of possessing stolen cash in a scheme to get a man out of jail. Now that bail bondsman is heading to jail himself.

Darryl Daniels of Daniels Bail Bonding was accused of taking money prosecutors say was stolen and hidden by a man who broke into a Grimesland home in November 2011.

The jury began deliberating this morning in the week long trial and returned the guilty verdict just before 3:00 p.m.

Retired District Attorney Clark Everett, who prosecuted the case, told the judge that Daniels wasn't a threat to the community and did not push for jail time. Daniels' attorney asked for probabtion.

But Superior Judge Quentin Sumner sentenced Daniels to serve 30 days in jail, followed by five years of probation, pay $70,000 in restitution and to surrender his bail bond license.

Judge Sumner ordered Daniels to be taken into immediate custody, denying a defense request that the man be allowed out, pending his appeal. The judge also turned down a request that Daniels be allowed one day to get his personal affairs in order.

Daniel's lawyer says the man can keep his bonding license during the appeal process unless the Department of Insurance takes it away.


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A jury is now deliberating the fate of a Pitt County bail bondsman accused of taking tens of thousand of dollars.

Darryl Daniels of Daniels Bail Bonding is on trial for taking that money that prosecutors say was stolen and hidden by a man who broke into a Grimesland home in November 2011.

Justin Page testified last Wednesday he told Daniels where he could find $35,000 to bail him out of jail.

The state believes that Daniels took some or all of the actual $90,000 that Page said was hidden there.

Jurors began their deliberations around 10:15 a.m.


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A bail bondsman is on trial in Pitt County accused of helping a thief bail out of jail by using the suspect's stashed stolen cash.

Darryl Daniels of Daniels Bail Bonding is accused of taking tens of thousands of dollars that prosecutors say was stolen and hidden by a man who broke into a Grimesland home in November 2011. Justin Page testified Wednesday he told Daniels where he could find $35,000 hidden to bail him out of jail.

That money was apart of $90,000 Page testified was hidden from the 2011 home break in. The trial continues Thursday morning.


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