A brief hearing was held on Feb. 22 for Kenneth M. Falkenhein at the Randolph County Courthouse.
Falkenhein, 26, of Red Bud, had been arrested on Dec. 26 and charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment causing the death of three month old Jamison Gleason of Chester on May 1, 2018.
When arrested, Falkenhein’s bond was set at $35,000. He was listed as released from the Randolph County Jail on Jan. 2 after posting $3,500, which is the required 10 percent of the bond amount.
Prior to Falkenhein’s Jan. 10 hearing though, he had been arrested on a Perry County, MO warrant while in Monroe County.
For last week’s hearing, Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker noted that Falkenhein is no longer in the custody of Perry County, MO, with that matter being resolved.
Walker added that a plea offer was made to Falkenhein for his case here in Randolph County.
Another case management hearing was set for April 29 at 10 a.m.
Walker noted that they are hoping to resolve the case then, but if not, they are looking at a July trial date.