RICHMOND (CBS/AP) – A man charged in an undercover sting operation in Richmond that ended in gunfire has been ordered released on bond on the condition that he read and write book reports.
U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers allowed 23-year-old Otis Mobley to be freed Monday, although she delayed an order to allow prosecutors to appeal her decision.
Under the bond order, Mobley would be required to spend an hour reading and a half hour writing each day as he awaits trial on robbery and assault charges. Rogers will reportedly provide a reading list.
Mobley and two others are accused of arranging to sell a grenade launcher for $1,000 to an undercover federal agent in Richmond on March 28th.
One of Mobley’s accomplices opened fire on the agent, who fired back, critically injuring the gunman.
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