JP revokes bail on former police officer
Polk County Enterprise - December 2007
LIVINGSTON — Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Darrell Longino rescinded bail on former Onalaska Police Officer Gregory Ross Bogany after Bogany allegedly violated terms of his conditional release from jail on charges of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The charges stem from the abduction of Bogany’s common-law wife from her job in Porter.
Anyone with information on Bogany’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 327-6810. Officers are making efforts to ensure Bogany is detained without incident.
Bogany was arrested Dec. 4 on a warrant for aggravated kidnapping after Candis Yevett Robinson was taken at gunpoint from Brookshire Brothers in Porter, according to affidavits filed in connection with the case.
An additional second degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon was filed Dec. 5 and bond was set at $100,000.
Bogany was released from the Polk County jail on bail Dec. 8.
The incident that constitutes violation of his conditional release is under investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Polk County investigators viewed security video from the store that showed Bogany speaking with the victim on the morning of Dec. 3 when he received a phone call from Onalaska Police Chief Ron Gilbert telling him that a protective order had been filed against him.
The affidavits also state that Bogany left the store in the victim’s car and later returned. Another car was parked in the spot where the victim’s car had been parked and Bogany is shown waiting for the car to leave to put the car back where it was.
Bogany is later shown getting into the back seat of the victim’s car and never showed him getting out.
The victim said when she got into her car, Bogany placed a black and silver pistol against her right side, grabbed the steering wheel, pressed the accelerator and told her to keep driving or he would kill her.
She added that he told her she was going to drive to a road in San Jacinto County where he would kill her and himself.
She was forced to drive to Bogany’s brother-in-law’s house. The victim was able to call her father, but Bogany took the phone away and began arguing with the victim’s father.
He chased the victim around the kitchen pointing the gun at her and continuing to threaten to kill her, affidavits show.
Witnesses at the residence said they did not interfere because they “knew in his heart” he would shoot the victim and them as well.
After Livingston police received a call about the incident, Officer Scott Paske went to the residence and picked up the victim and brought her to the police department to give a statement to two Polk County sheriff’s deputies.
Officers noted new bruises on the victim’s arms and scratches to her right shoulder and neck.
Onalaska Police Chief Ron Gilbert said Bogany’s employment with the department was terminated when the arrest was made.
A black and silver HK .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol was recovered from the Livingston residence of Bogany’s brother-in-law and matched the description given by the victim.
Investigators from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office found Bogany’s vehicle in Porter across from the Brookshire Brothers store.
Deputies also videotaped a demonstration using the victim’s car where an officer the size of the suspect crawled into the trunk of the car and used latches to let down the back seat and crawled from the trunk to the back seat of the car.