Lonnie Walker, 39 of Russellville, appeared in a bond hearing before Judge Don Bourne. Walker was arrested on March 28 and faces the charge of delivery of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
Walker entered the hearing and began to plead with the judge. Walker repeated "be easy on me judge, I'm dying of leukemia." Judge Bourne asked Walker to sit down and Walker complied. The judge asked Walker, "How did you get leukemia?" Walker answered, "My doctor told me I got it from cooking meth, I don't cook meth. So I must have got it from my family."
Judge Bourne reviewed documents filed within the Pope County Circuit Court that stated on October 3, 2012, an undercover agent working with the drug task force, equipped with an electronic monitoring device, purchased 1 gram of meth from Walker for $100.
In response to the charges he faces, Walker told the judge, "I didn't deliver meth, that stuff was rock salt."
On July 15, 2012, Walker failed to appear on a previous charge and has pending charges for busting out the window of his ex-wife's car and stealing her battery. Walker is currently out on bond for a another crime and is considered an absconder (a fugitive who runs away and hides to avoid arrest or prosecution).
The prosecutor recommended Walker's bond to be issued for $100,000. Judge Bourne issued the bond amount as requested. Walker was ordered to appear in Pope County Circuit Court on May 6.
After his bond amount was issued, Walker refused to sign the bond documents and acknowledge his circuit court date. As he was escorted out of the hearing by a bailiff, Walker displayed an outburst of anger by shouting expletives. Walker continued to beat on the doors and walls as he was placed within a holding cell.