JONESBORO — A suspect accused of being involved in a local woman’s murder was granted a bond reduction.
Jonesboro police concluded that Allie Hannah, 22, of Jonesboro, witnessed a residential burglary in October 2020 conducted by Isabelle Hauptman, 20, of Cherokee Village, and two others.
Hauptman, who is described as Hannah’s friend in an incident report, confronted her about what she saw and was fatally shot, according to police reports. More than 12 hours later, a passerby “stumbled across” Hannah’s body in a parking lot in the 600 block of West Cherry Avenue.
In interviews with police following their arrests, Jamal Golatt, 21, of Forrest City, and Kenney Ivory, 24, of Jonesboro, admitted to their involvement in the burglary, theft and Hannah’s murder, the probable cause affidavit states.
Hauptman, Golatt and Ivory were initially jailed on $1 million cash or surety bonds. The female suspect was charged with first-degree murder, residential burglary and theft of a firearm valued at less than $2,500.
Circuit Judge Cindy Thyer approved Wednesday an order to reduce Hauptman’s bond to $250,000 cash or surety.
Thyer considered testimony by the suspect and her mother, as well as money bail rules before granting the request, the order read. Hauptman “suggested her bond should be in the range of $50,000.”
Records show that the judge sided with prosecutors’ assertion that if a reduction is granted that it shouldn’t dip below $250,000. In addition to the bond, Hauptman was ordered to wear an ankle monitor as part of her pre-trial release.
As of Thursday afternoon, she was still being held in the Craighead County Detention Center. Her co-defendants’ $1 million bonds remain, records show.