Longtime Mammoth local Elohim “Elo” Kai Tracy – who was arrested after turning himself in for shooting a bear outside of a Mammoth apartment building September 8th – was released on his own recognizance by the Mono County Superior Court this Tuesday at his bail review hearing in Bridgeport, California.
In plain terms: Tracy can walk free until his trial. And he doesn’t have to post bail.
Tracy will be on pretrial supervision, which means…
He must turn over any and all firearms/ammunition in his possession.
He is subject to search and seizure, even in the absence of probable cause.
He cannot use or possess any controlled substances.
He cannot consume or possess alcohol. He cannot frequent places that serve alcohol as their primary business.
He must be tested twice a week for controlled substances.
Tracy must also report to the county’s probation office immediately upon his release from Mono County Jail.
District Attorney Dave Anderson expressed hesitation in Tracy’s release. Tracy, who has admitted his narcotic addiction to suboxone and methadone, was in possession of an illegal firearm, which he discharged near an apartment building that was occupied by residents at the time.
“We just don’t know the danger he poses to the public at large,” the prosecutor said.
Sophie Bidet, Tracy’s court-appointed defense attorney, reminded the court that Tracy’s criminal history is sparse. His last charges – two DUI’s – were in 2006. His first ever criminal charge – a simple assault, which is a misdemeanor offense – was in 2001. The only other charge on Tracy’s record is a 14601 – driving a motor vehicle while your license is suspended or revoked.
Judge Gerald F. Mohun Jr. tacked a final requirement to Tracy’s pretrial supervision. “You must not leave any food in your vehicle,” he said. Or garage, or outside any property Tracy owns. To keep the bears away. So Tracy can learn his lesson. And not shoot another bear.
“I understand, your honor,” Tracy replied.
Tracy’s pretrial hearing is set for October 10th at 10 a.m.