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Naked IU Gun Man Out On Bond - January Trial Date

Last updated on Saturday, August 25, 2012

(BLOOMINGTON) - Corey Hamersley, the Indiana University student charged with shooting more than 30 rounds from a 9mm semi-automatic gun at a house, cars and at an officer while wearing only a ball cap and flip flops three months ago, has been released from jail after posting a $10,005 cash bond.

Abby Tonsing, of the Herald-Times reports, a jury trial for Hamersley has been scheduled in Monroe Circuit Court in late January. The 22-year-old student majoring in exercise science faces felony charges of attempted murder; two counts of criminal recklessness, one for shooting a firearm into an inhabited dwelling and the other for using a deadly weapon; two counts of pointing a firearm at another person; and possession of a controlled substance. He also faces misdemeanor charges of resisting law enforcement and possession of marijuana or hashish.

Hamersley was released from the Monroe County Jail on Aug. 13 after posting a $10,005 cash bond and under several court ordered stipulations: that he be on home detention, wear a GPS electronic monitoring device and stay at his mother's home in Sheridan, where he cannot be left unattended. He must have no access to weapons. And he must agree to mental health and drug abuse evaluations and treatments.
Hamersley's initial $.5 million bond was reduced by Judge Douglas Bridges to $50,000 surety and $5,000 cash after a bail review hearing in early July.

Nashville psychologist Richard Lawlor testified at that bail review hearing that he had interviewed Hamersley at the jail. Hamersley told Lawlor that the day before the shooting, he met friends at a bar, drank and smoked marijuana. The group later went to a friend's apartment, where Hamersley took LSD. He reported he doesn't remember how he got back to his own apartment or the shooting incident, Lawlor testified.

The Friday morning of May 11, Bloomington police confronted a naked Hamersley firing a gun in the 300 block of East 15th Street, near Terra Trace Apartments. Police report Hamersley shot at the back of a house, at three cars and twice at officer Dana Runnebohm, according to a probable-cause affidavit on the case. When Hamersley refused to drop his gun after repeated orders to do so by police, Officer Trae Luck shot him once in the leg. When Hamersley sat up and aimed the gun again, Sgt. Joe Crider shot him in the other leg.

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