After posting 10 percent of a $200,000 bond in April, John Lovett, 37, Brazil, is back in jail.
Lovett was arrested in March in connection with the 1988 double homicide of Tonya Pickett, 16, and her stepfather, Ricky Mustard, 32.
Clay County Circuit Court Judge Joe Trout confirmed to The Brazil Times that Lovett was rearrested Monday afternoon.
Trout told The Brazil Times Monday that after extensive research, he discovered that an evidentiary hearing was to take place in order for bail to be set. An evidentiary hearing would allow the defendant to present evidence and challenge the case against the defendant.
No such hearing took place, according to Trout.
"I acted on this immediately," Trout said. "I called both lawyers Monday and I felt like it needed to be corrected immediately."
Because no such hearing took place, the bond was revoked and Lovett was ordered back in jail. He turned himself in to Indiana State Police Det. Troy Stanton at the Clay County Justice Center Monday afternoon, according to a press release provided by the Indiana State Police.
Trout said Lovett turned himself in and cooperated. He had been released April 16, after posting bond.
The new warrant ordered Lovett be held without bail pending the evidentiary hearing, which Trout said is required by law.
In March, special prosecutors David Powell and Delbert Brewer conducted a news conference confirming the arrest of Lovett. He was charged with two counts of murder and was being held without bond at the justice center.
Lovett was arrested in a subdivision north of Brazil off State Road 59. He is being represented by James Organ.
A tentative trial date has been scheduled for 9 a.m., Aug. 4.