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Freedom on bond short-lived after new charges filed



Nikos J. Bailey, 32, was granted a $35,000 bond on kidnapping and aggravated assault charges in connection with an alleged attack of a new girlfriend. As his attorney told Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. on Tuesday, it took him 18 months to convince the judge to grant Bailey that bond for the November 2018 charges.

On Jan. 22, Bailey was arrested on new charges of robbery, assault, theft and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime for allegedly assaulting and stealing from an ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend. Citing the new charges, Assistant District Attorney Rex Myers asked the judge to revoke Bailey’s bond in the old case.

According to court records, Bailey’s history of assaulting women dates back to 2010 when he he was accused of hitting a girlfriend in the arm with a baseball bat. He was charged with family violence again in 2013, 2014, 2016, and in 2017 when his girlfriend suffered a busted lip and a knot on her head after he hit her in front of her child. He pleaded guilty in all five cases.

In the pending case, according to the indictment, Bailey held a woman against her will, cut and stabbed her and choked her. Bailey has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court.