News

Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona

Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona

DARREN SHARPER:Sharper is charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women in November in Tempe. Photo: Associated Press

JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Phoenix will hold a hearing Wednesday in which lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will challenge the evidence used to keep him in jail without bail on sexual-assault charges in Arizona.

Sharper is charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women in November in Tempe.

The hearing marks the latest development in several ongoing sexual-assault investigations involving the 38-year-old Sharper in Louisiana, California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada.

He was previously released from jail in a rape case in California on $1 million bail, but he was denied bond in Arizona.

Sharper will not attend Wednesday’s hearing.

He hasn’t yet entered a plea in Arizona, though one of his attorneys says Sharper will deny those allegations.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Illinois DNR to Use Grant On Recreation

IDNR_Logo

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will receive more than $1.7 million to expand the Illinois Recreational Access Program.

in Local

Quinn Signs Legislation Requiring Transit Review

CTA

Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies serving metropolitan Chicago more transparent and accountable.

in Local

GOP Says It Has Fixes for ACA, Dems Skeptical

affordable care act

Mark Kirk is for repeal; Dick Durbin says no repeal but he'll work with the GOP on fixes.

in Local

IDOT Under Fire Again for Hiring Practices

idot

Illinois Executive Inspector General's office says workers hired under title but given other duties to avoid hiring rules. Also asserts Governor Quinn was not involved.

in Local

Greens Off, Libertarians On November’s Ballot

vote

Green Party vows to fight decision