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Traverse City judge reduced bond conditions for Whitmer kidnapping suspect

A federal grand jury has charged six men with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The suspects are (from top left) Kaleb Franks, Brandon Caserta and Adam Fox, and (from bottom left) Daniel Harris, Barry Croft and Ty Garbin.
A federal grand jury has charged six men with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The suspects are (from top left) Kaleb Franks, Brandon Caserta and Adam Fox, and (from bottom left) Daniel Harris, Barry Croft and Ty Garbin.

One of the men accused of helping plan a kidnap attempt of Governor Gretchen Whitmer had his bond conditions reduced on Wednesday.

It comes as jurors in Grand Rapids are still deliberating over federal kidnapping charges for four other men in the same plot.

A Traverse City judge reduced bond conditions for Shawn Fix on Wednesday.

He’s one of four men who, state prosecutors say, participated in armed surveillance of the Governor’s Elk Rapids home.

It’s been two and a half years since Fix was arrested.

His attorney asked the judge to remove his electronic tether and curfew requirement so he can travel outside the state for work.

The assistant attorney general did not object to the bond changes.

Fix and three other men are waiting for a joint preliminary hearing in northern Michigan which will determine if their cases go to trial.

Those dates have not yet been set.