Tupps Free on Bail – Crawford County Now
ByFebruary 26, 2022 9:05 p.m.
GALION—Jason Tupps, 46, of Galion, was recently released from law enforcement custody after being able to post a newly reduced bond.
Tupps is charged with one count of rape, a first-degree felony punishable by up to eleven years in prison, and one count of domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony punishable by up to 11 years in prison. go up to 18 months in prison. Tupps’ original bond was $750,000 and was changed to $100,000.
At a February 17 hearing in the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas, Tupps’ attorney, James Mayer III of Mansfield, successfully argued a motion to reduce his client’s bond. Retired visiting judge Howard Hall reduced his bond to $60,000.
In ruling on the motion, Judge Hall imposed strict conditions on Tupps. He must stay at his parent’s home with GPS tracking and SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) wristband, he must report weekly for drug and alcohol testing, he must have no contact (direct or indirect) with the victim or his place of work. He had to authorize the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office to sweep his parents’ house (where he will reside) for firearms. Tupps remained in custody until he could be fitted with the monitoring devices.
Crawford County Now will continue to follow this developing story.