DA considers filing motion to revoke Maidens bail
By Kerri Bartlett, Assistant Editor
Williamson County District Attorney Kim Helper is likely to file a motion “in the next day or two” to revoke Randolph Maidens’ $750,000 bond.
“My concern is that Mr. Maidens is out on bond and based on recent Metro police reports, this office has concerns that he is putting the public’s safety at risk,” Helper said yesterday.
“We are still in the process of compiling information in the most accurate way to ask the court to determine if the bond should be revoked.”
Maidens was arrested in Nashville for public intoxication on Tuesday morning on Amberwood Circle in Bellevue, according to Metro police reports. The arrest came soon after his criminal trial date was set for Sept. 29 by Circuit Court Judge Timothy Easter on Monday.
However, the Nashville charge was dismissed by Davidson County General Sessions Court Judge Sue Evans.
Maidens is accused of shooting and killing his wife, Rachael Maidens, a Brentwood orthodontist, in their home in the Governor’s Club subdivision in Brentwood last April.
Maidens was indicted on four felony counts, including criminal homicide, two counts of tampering with evidence and child neglect.
The recent public intoxication affidavit states that officers were dispatched to a “disorderly person” trying to enter an apartment.
After police searched the premises once, they didn’t locate Maidens but another call by the same resident prompted officers to search again when Maidens was reported as knocking on other doors claiming to be a police officer.
Police found Maidens hiding in a dark corner behind the building with wet and dirty jeans from walking in a nearby wooded area.
Maidens reported that he wanted to be in the snow and said that he was not knocking on doors.
Police observed that Maidens had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. He admitted to drinking a couple of shots of alcohol.
He was arrested for public intoxication and put into a police car. Then the affidavit states that Maidens suggested to the police officer that they play a game to see who could hold their breath the longest, then wrapped the seatbelt around his neck. After the officer stopped to remove the seatbelt, paramedics were called but after finding there were no injuries, Maidens was transported to the Metro police department for booking.
Maiden’s has been free on $750,000 bond from his earlier criminal charges. He was previously ordered to wear a GPS tracking device and prohibited from leaving Davidson and Williamson counties as well as banned from air travel and contacting Rachael Maiden’s family.
Maidens pleaded not guilty to his criminal charges in June. His attorney is David Raybin.
Posted on: 12/13/2013