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Bond Reductions Denied For Brothers Accused In Shock Collar Abuse Case

Posted at 1:47 PM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 17:42:58-04

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Wednesday morning two brothers appeared in court after police say one put a shock collar on the other one’s son.

Investigators claim that Luke Sampson, 35, told his brother, 42-year-old Theodore Sampson, to put a shock collar on his four-year-old son as a punishment.

The collar is meant to shock dogs.

The brothers were in court for a preliminary hearing Wednesday where the father and uncle were assigned public defenders. Theodore’s attorney requested a reduction in bond, but citing his criminal record of assault with a weapon in a different state, the Commonwealth Attorney and the judge didn’t budge.

Luke requested a lower bond as well. The response was the same.

Luke is being held on a $10,000 bond. Theodore’s is set at $25,000.