Lori Vallow-Daybell has made quite the name for herself in recent months. The mother of two missing Idaho children is facing felony charges of desertion and nonsupport.
Lori Vallow-Daybell Faces Bail Troubles
Despite the fact that the judge in the Lori Vallow-Daybell case lowered the bail from $5 million to $1 million, it appears that some bail bonds companies are not willing to take her on as a client. This began with at least two bail bonds businesses declining to work with her.
This is quite the turn of events considering the fact that many believed she would post bail back on Friday night, hours after the lower bond was determined. But as of this writing, Lori Vallow-Daybell is still behind bars.
L. Dominic Sanone is the President of Dewey’s Bail Bonds Inc and takes calls throughout the day from potential clients from all over the Salt Lake Valley. He explained the issues facing Vallow and why she may not be bailed out.
“I would assume that the companies in Rexburg are used to writing $1,500 bails, and maybe $10,000 is a large bond,” Sanone said. “It’s a small city.”
The biggest is that some bail bonds businesses just don’t have enough insurance to cover a high $1 million bond when something like a $10,000 bond might be pushing their limits. That’s not even taking into account the hoops that need to be jumped through when it comes to ensuring the person can pay the bail fee and offer up collateral.
There is also the potential of a defendant being a flight risk. Given that Vallow and Daybell disappeared the day after police visited their home, it seems like a valid concern to wonder if Vallow would disappear after posting bail.
In the event that Vallow bonds out, she would have to follow court-ordered restrictions that include staying within a 4-county perimeter as well as wearing an ankle monitor to track her location at all times. Even with these things, it does not stop the potential of her taking off when free.
As of now, the bail fee for Lori Vallow-Daybell’s case is $100,000 or 10% of the bond. This means the collateral would need to be substantial, meaning the bondsman would need close to $1 million in collateral to take on that kind of bond.
And then there is the matter of not wanting to take on the case due to the nature of the details. With the death of Daybell’s wife and the two missing children, it might not be worth the negative publicity to take on the bond.
All of this means that it is very unlikely that Vallow makes bail and will face her trial from behind bars in the most likely scenarios. Still, she continues to be confident and defiant despite the situation. As we learn more details, things will no doubt take a few more turns.
What’s the Story?
Joshua “JJ”, 7 years old, and Tylee Ryan, 17 years old, have been missing since September. Lori Vallow-Daybell and her new husband Chad had been living in Hawaii without their missing children since early December with the two getting married just weeks before.
If that isn’t suspicious enough, the wedding took place just two weeks after Daybell’s wife – to whom he had been married for 30 years – died under suspicious circumstances.
An Idaho court then asked Lori Vallow-Daybell to bring the children to authorities in Rexburg, Idaho. After ignoring the court order to produce the kids, she was arrested on February 20th in Kauai, Hawaii and her bail was set at an astounding $5 million.
To make matters worse for herself, Vallow lied when authorities asked her about the whereabouts of her missing son and then were no longer at their home when police returned the very next day.
If the case of the missing children – and the seemingly indifferent mother – weren’t enough to bring attention to the case, there are three deaths tied to both Vallow and her new husband Chad since the couple came together.
Daybell’s wife Tammy died in October with her obituary stating it was from natural causes. The police questioned this and had her body exhumed, though the results have not yet been released on that matter.
In April, Vallow’s brother Alex Cox would fatally shoot Charles Vallow. In case you couldn’t guess it, Vallow was the ex-husband of Lori Vallow. The scene was described as an act of self-defense during a confrontation as Lori and the children were leaving Charles and the area. The police were investigating the case when they found Cox unresponsive in December when he would soon pass away.
If all of that weren’t crazy enough, there were leaked emails last week that revealed that Chad Daybell had sent Lori Vallow about the “seven missions to accomplish together.” These ideas included “translating ancient records, writing a book about it, identifying locations in Arizona for ‘white camps,’ the presidency of the Church of Firstborn, establish food distribution as the tribulations start, ordain individuals to translation and provide supplies to righteous members of families.”
Causing a Stir in Court
Since then, Vallow-Daybell has created some issues for herself by seeming “smug” and “confident” in court. This is especially surprising given the fact that she has two children missing for the last six months. Observers noted Vallow walk into the courtroom smiling, looking totally relaxed.
In a court case of any kind, this would indicate arrogance but in a case with missing children involved, one would assume that the mother should be showing some kind of concern. Instead, she looks smug and happy whereas the grandparents of the children looked concerned.
More so, Vallow is showing defiance when she walks into the courtroom. She holds her chin up, showing confidence and cockiness, giving off the aura that she feels that she is innocent and has done nothing wrong. Again, with missing children involved, this seems like a wholly inappropriate response to the situation.
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