A judge on Tuesday swiftly rejected a request to reduce bail for a man charged with trying to kill three Springfield police officers in November.
An attorney for Iosif Fomich Ivanov, 38, of Woodburn asked that his clients bail be cut in half, from $1.4 million to $700,000.
The lawyer, Larry Roloff of Eugene, told Lane County Circuit Judge Charles Zennach that Ivanov were he able to come up with $70,000 to secure his release from the Lane County Jail would enter a drug treatment program, go to work and get medical treatment for injuries he suffered in a Nov. 13 incident that led to his arrest. To be released on bail, 10 percent of the bail amount must be provided.
Zennach denied the request. He cited Ivanovs criminal history, which he said includes a number of probation violations and a history of eluding police.