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Bond ruling delayed for man accused in store shooting

A judge delayed ruling on a motion to reduce bond for the alleged Burlington Coat Factory gunman, pending the outcome of psychological and substance evaluations requested by the defense.

Jake L. Jacobs, 27, is being held in Sedgwick County Jail on $100,000 bond on suspicion of four counts of aggravated assault for firing a loaded .38-caliber revolver at a Burlington security guard and pointing the gun at three others Monday morning.

After Jacobs’ first appearance in court Wednesday, defense attorney Mark Schoenhofer filed a request to reduce his client’s bond to $10,000. Sedgwick County District Court Judge Ben Burgess said Friday that he would defer ruling until Jacobs underwent drug and alcohol screenings and a psychological evaluation, which was requested by the defense at the hearing.

Burgess will reconsider the motion at 8:45 a.m. Aug. 29. Jacobs’ preliminary hearing immediately follows at 9 a.m.

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