Meet Aaron Powers Jr.
Mr. Powers according to sources is the grandson of…
Doris Turner who is the Ward 3 Alderwoman in the City of Springfield. Prior to her 2011 placement on the City Council she was on the Sangamon County Board for 10 Years.
Here is a picture of them together (Source FaceBook Public Profile Picture).
After what Officers noticed a speeding car they began to follow it. The driver failed to use his turn signal according to Officers, when the Officers went to conduct a traffic stop they noticed the registration of the vehicle was also expired. Upon activating the emergency lights to pull the vehicle over Officers reported that Mr. Powers was moving around a lot in his seat as he was pulling over.
Mr. Powers consented to the search of the vehicle where according to police they found two small plastic baggies containing what field tested to 1.81 grams of cocaine.
Mr. Powers was arrested and booked into the Sangamon County Jail at 8:48pm on a Felony Charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Now standard operating procedure of the Sangamon County Jail is that people who are brought it on Felony Charges don’t get a bond set until their probable cause statement is taken in front of a Judge. This usually happens on Sunday afternoons, or any day during the week.
Mr. Powers was released from the Sangamon County Jail at 10:27pm the same night he was brought in after posting a $5,000 bond.
WAIT A MINUTE HOW DID HE GET A BOND SET ON A SUNDAY NIGHT AND POST IT IN LESS THAN TWO HOURS!?
Honorable Judge Brian Otwell signed off on the bond sometime between 8:48pm and 10:27pm when Mr. Powers posted it and was released from jail.
Sounds like someone pulled some strings here… There were no jail incident reports that would explain why a Judge was called to have a Felony Bond set (like the inmate going to hospital, etc.).