A spokesperson for the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department said a court motion that requested bail be quadrupled for a marine who is facing a vast number of felonies has been denied.
Bail for Milo Imrie had been set at $25,000 although prosecutors felt it should be much higher than that. The judge, though, said the defendant could only be bailed if he was released into the care of a licensed residential treatment facility. It is reportedly believed his violent outburst is a result of post traumatic stress disorder which was brought on as a result of a deployment in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province.
Imrie was arrested earlier after covering himself and a cousin with gasoline and set them both on fire. He is also accused of attempting to physically engage with responding officers in addition to trying to gain control of one of the officers guns. Both of those charges are felonies.
The marine is reported to have received care from the San Francisco VA Medical Center. The VA said they are not permitted to respond to questions pertaining to medical care. It is currently unknown if the defendant was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of his arrest. It is believed he is, though, in need of a mental health treatment program.
Friends and family members are hopeful Irmie is able to get the help he needs. The matter is ongoing.