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Spangenburg denied bond following two requests

Published: Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:14 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:37 p.m. CDT

A Monroe man facing a slew of charges, including first-degree vehicular homicide, was denied bond Wednesday following two recent requests in Jasper County District Court.

Spangenburg requested a bond of $200,000 on Sept. 26. In a hand-written statement Spangenburg stated, “I would like to get out and find a full-time job and find an outpatient treatment and stay away from alcohol.” His first request was denied.

On Wednesday, he again requested another $200,000 bond. The judge denied a bond review.

Spangenburg, formerly of Newton, was most recently was arrested on July 27 in Monroe after he allegedly followed a vehicle and punched the driver twice in the face in an attempt to force his way in. Previously, Spangenburg was charged with vehicular homicide for the October 2016 death of Bret Rice.

Spangenburg was the driver of a motorcycle which crashed at West Fourth Street South and South 15th Avenue West near Maytag Park killing his passenger, Rice. Newton police said Spangenburg’s BAC was more than double the legal limit at the time of the crash. A Feb. 14 jury trial date is set for those charges.

He was wanted by law enforcement Sept. 12 on a no-bond warrant following an arrest for public intoxication while he was out on bond for his previous charges.

Contact Kayla Singletary at 641-792-3121 ext. 6533 or ksingletary@newtondailynews.com

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