A Livingston County judge increased bond for a Chula resident after hearing the details of his case yesterday. Jeremy Orona, 26, is charged with felony counts of stealing a motor vehicle, burglary, and forgery. The matter has now been bound over to circuit court where Orona will be arraigned on the first of December and bond is now set at $50,000, cash only.
Orona also faces numerous counts in Macon County that include armed criminal action, assault of a law enforcement officer, shooting a firearm at a person or vehicle, unlawful possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property, and resisting arrest. Those charges stem from an event in June when Orona allegedly was spotted driving a stolen vehicle in the Bucklin area. Following a chase by state troopers, Orona fled the vehicle on foot. A few hours later, law enforcement stopped a vehicle in which Orona was a passenger. As officers approached, he pointed a handgun and shot at them. Troopers then returned fire and struck Orona in the leg.
He is due to be arraigned in that case Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.