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Bond increased for man who violated order of protection for teen who drowned

QUINCY (WGEM) — Gage Patterson who is accused of violating an order of protection for a Quincy teen who drowned in a pond last month appeared in court Wednesday.

The judge reinstated his bond to $500,000 in an armed violence case and increased a bond to $100,000 in aggravated domestic battery.

“He was already on bond for a couple of different cases,” said Adams County Assistant State’s Attorney Laura Keck. “Today what we addressed is an armed violence offense from July 2019 and some other charges from that date, as well as aggravated domestic battery in May of 2019.”

Keck says both of those charges were involving 16-year-old Kaylee Mehochko.

“Our office filed a motion to increase his bond in light that he had been charged with violation of order of protection in Sangamon County,” said Keck. “The judge granted that motion.”

The defense tried arguing that Patterson’s bond should not be increased, due to the fact that he was performing above standards at the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Illinois. The state’s attorney’s office responded to that saying, “Patterson is not doing well in treatment if he violated court order,” said Adams County Assistant State’s Attorney Josh Jones.

Patterson’s next court date is set for November 27. It will be a status hearing.


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