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Court report: Judge sets bond for Skibbe, with conditions

March 14, 2019 – Judge L. Thomas Austin set bond for Charles Henry Skibbe at $50,000 in Sequatchie County General Sessions Court yesterday, with several provisions: Skibbe is to wear an ankle monitor and have no contact with the victim. If bond is made, he is to return to court with an attorney on April 5; if bond is not made, his next court appearance is March 27.

Skibbe was arrested Monday, March 11, in the parking lot of the Dunlap Walmart while attempting to purchase a handgun from an undercover agent, reportedly to kill his ex-wife and her male friend.

He has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and felony possession of methamphetamine for resale, but the investigation is ongoing.

Skibbe is being held at the Sequatchie County Justice Center, and as of noon today he had not made bond.

In other bond hearings, Judge Austin:

Judge Austin bound over three cases to the Grand Jury:

The following cases were settled with guilty plea or plea bargain:


On Monday, March 4, Judge Austin also rendered these decisions: