Terence Doddy pleads not guilty

Terence Doddy
Terence Doddy

Online Staff Report

Alleged murderer Terence Doddy pled not guilty to murder charges in Winnebago County July 18.

Doddy, 36, is accused of killing his friend, 37-year-old Todd Hansmeier, June 30. He is also the main suspect in a Lee County homicide that occurred the next day at the Willow Creek rest area off I-39 near Paw Paw, Ill.

Police say after killing Hansmeier inside the call center where Doddy worked, he stole Hansmeier’s car, drove to the rest area, and killed 44-year-old Toni Bargman, of Monticello, Ill.

Doddy was arrested Friday, July 4, after crashing Bargman’s car in Beloit, Wis. His arrest ended a five-day nationwide manhunt.

According to court documents, Doddy’s wife was granted a restraining order against him following a June 18 incident when he allegedly battered and threatened to kill her. Authorities say an argument about the couple’s mounting financial problems and Doddy’s alleged gambling sparked the incident.

A grand jury returned a 15-count indictment on Doddy, who faces 11 counts of murder, one count of robbery, one count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, one count of possession of a stolen credit card and one count of concealment of a homicidal death.

Doddy’s bond had originally been set at $1.1 million, but since the return of the indictment, the judge has ordered no bond be allowed at this time.

Doddy has been assigned public defender Brad Morrison. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office will reportedly share discovery in the case with Morrison Monday, July 21. Doddy’s initial court appearance in the case is scheduled for 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 28.

In Wisconsin, Doddy has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Charges in Bargman’s death are pending.

Posted July 18, 2014

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