Bond Set at 2-Million for Murder Suspect

by Brian Wilson
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–A judge has set a 2-Million Dollar cash only bond for the man accused of killing an Algona Police Officer last week. 43-year-old Kyle Lou Ricke of Algona made his initial appearance Thursday afternoon in Kossuth County District Court. Ricke is being charged with 1st Degree Murder, and Judge Mark Laddusaw went through the criminal complaint with him during the hearing, explaining what would happen if he’s convicted on that charge.

Ricke is accused of shooting and killing Officer Kevin Cram in the evening hours September 13th, as Cram was attempting to serve a warrant for Ricke’s arrest. Judge Laddusaw says he has seen enough for this case to proceed.

Prosecutors asked for bond to be set at 5-Million dollars, cash only. Scott Brown with the Iowa Attorney General’s Office explained why they want that high of an amount.

Judge Laddusaw settled on the 2-Million-dollar figure and stipulated that it would be cash only. A preliminary hearing in the case has been scheduled for Friday, September 29th at 1 PM in Kossuth County District Court. Ricke is currently being held at the Kossuth County Jail in Algona.

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