Police & Courts

$65k bond set for Quincy man accused of fleeing Adams County Courthouse

Patrick Lambert
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Apr. 11, 2019 4:50 pm Updated: Apr. 11, 2019 5:13 pm

QUINCY -- Bond was set at $65,000 for a Quincy man who reportedly fled the Adams County Court on Wednesday after his bond was revoked in another case.

Patrick D. Lambert, 22, appeared in Adams County Circuit Court on Thursday afternoon, where he was charged with escape, a Class 2 felony; aggravated battery, a Class 2 felony, and resisting a peace officer, a Class 4 felony.

Though bond was set by Judge Debra Wellborn, bond was revoked in Lambert's other pending case.

The Adams County Sheriff's Department said Lambert was appearing on an aggravated battery charge to which he pleaded guilty on Jan. 23, and during the appearance, Judge Robert Adrian revoked Lambert's bond and sent him to the Adams County Jail.

As he was being taken into custody, Lambert reportedly fled the courtroom and ran out of the courthouse.

First Assistant State's Attorney Todd Eyler asked that bond be set at $100,000, though Andrew Mays, the public defender who represents people in bond court, asked for $7,500 bond, saying Lambert did not cause any issues once sheriff's deputies found him at Fourth and Elm.

Charging documents allege that Lambert's actions caused Court Security Officer Donnie Hummer to fall into a half wall in the courtroom, injuring his left arm.

Public Defender Babs Brennan was appointed to represent Lambert. He is set to return to court Monday for a preliminary hearing.

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