By Echo Menges
Charles L. Zuccarini, 32, of Knox City was arrested by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office on a Lewis County warrant on Sunday, January 20, 2013. According to court documents a warrant was issued for the arrest of Zuccarini on October 25, 2012, by Lewis County Associate Circuit Judge Fred L. Westhoff.
Zuccarini is charged with distributing methamphetamine, a Class B felony, on or about October 3, 2012, in Lewis County.
(Correction to prior information) The Knox County Sheriff's Office assisted in the arrest by relaying information to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office about Zuccarini's whereabouts and direction of travel. He was picked up by the LCSO and booked into the Lewis County Jail on a $100,000 cash only bond.
On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Zuccarini's attorney, John Jay Benson of Kirksville, filed a motion for a bond reduction which was accepted the following day by Judge Westhoff, who is presiding over the case.
Zuccarini's bond was reduced by 50 percent to $50,000 with a ten percent cash only deposit allowed and the stipulation that he is subject to be searched by law enforcement officials at any time.
On Friday, January 25, 2013, Zuccarini was released on bond. He is due back in a Lewis County courtroom on Monday, February 4, 2013.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.