SIOUX CITY | The attorney for a Sioux City man accused of two home invasions in March has requested a bond reduction.
Assistant public defender Laury Lau filed a motion Sunday to reduce the $25,000 bond set for Tykell Robinson, 19, who is being held at the Woodbury County Jail.
Robinson is charged with two counts each of first-degree robbery and first-degree theft and one count of second-degree theft.
Lau said in court documents that Robinson's bond is "both prohibitive and violates the purpose of bail." Lau said the amount violates Robinson's Eighth Amendment right to "fair and reasonable bail prior to trial."
A bond reduction hearing has yet to be scheduled.
According to court documents, Robinson and others went into a home in the 800 block of 15th Street on March 7 and demanded money from the occupants. The suspects took a pack of cigarettes and $32 in cash.
Michael Williams, 20, of Sioux City, has pleaded not guilty to burglary and theft in connection with that incident, in which he is accused of pointing a gun at people inside the home.
Robinson also faces charges in connection with a Jan. 25 home invasion in the 4300 block of Springfield Street.