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Edwards bond amended to $500K on Sept. charges

Mark Edwards, the 44-year-old Springfield man accused of fleeing from authorities with a 14-year-old girl appeared in court today.

Mark Edwards, 44, is facing six counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and interference with custody from a Sempember case. He was out on bond when he allegedly fled with Michaela Bruce, 14, last week.

Clark County Assistant Prosecutor Brian Driscoll filed a motion to have the $50,000 bond in the September sexual assault case revoked given that Edwards fled with Bruce and eluded deputies in a high speed pursuit the day she was reported missing last week. The judge amended the bond today to $500,000 on the September charges.

Bruce's mother filed a protection order for her daughter and family following Edwards' arrest in the September case.

Edwards bond was set at $375,000 on additional charges including felony fleeing and eluding, four counts of interference with custody and a felony count of violating a protection order after he fled with Bruce for a second time and was arrested last week.

He remains in Clark County Jail on a total bond of $875,000.

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