The son of a disbarred Lafayette lawyer who is accused of trying to help his father escape from the Boulder County Jail will be released from custody as he awaits his own trial.
Andre Glenn Rogers, 19, was arrested on July 29 on allegations that he brought a bobby pin into a courtroom at the Boulder County Justice Center with the intention of helping his father, Duane Glenn Rogers, break out of jail.
Duane Rogers, 48, is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl over a five-year period, from 2003 to 2008. Rogers did not show up to his first trial, scheduled for September 2009, and he was found in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, earlier this year.
Duane Rogers remains in custody on $1 million bond.
In July, investigators with the Boulder County District Attorney's Office received a tip that Andre Rogers planned to slip a bobby pin to another inmate while that inmate was in court, according to an arrest affidavit. The other inmate was supposed to give the bobby pin to Duane Rogers, prosecutors allege.
An investigator saw Andre Rogers at the hearing and approached him, the arrest affidavit said. Rogers could not explain how he knew the inmate or what he was doing in court. He had a bobby pin in his pocket, and Rogers, who has short hair, could not explain why he had the pin.
Boulder County Jail chief Capt. Larry Hank said bobby pins would not be much use on the jail's door locks, but inmates occasionally use pins to try to get out of their handcuffs while being transported to court. They are a prohibited item at the jail.
Andre Rogers is charged with aiding an escape attempt.
Andre Rogers had been held on $10,000 bond. Boulder County Judge Norma Sierra agreed Monday to grant Rogers a personal recognizance bond. The terms of the bond require that he live with his mother and have no contact with his father.
Andre Rogers was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Monday at which prosecutors would have to present sufficient evidence for the case the more forward.
Through his attorney, Rogers waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
The case is set for arraignment on Sept. 30.