Tibbetts Given Signature Bond Despite Growing Case Against Him
By Patrick Lynn
Explicit details have been released surrounding the growing case against Steven Tibbetts, the 32 year-old man facing several counts of sexual assault.
Circuit Court Judge Thomas Eagon set a $10,000 signature bond for Tibbetts on Thursday after he was formally charged with various counts of the sexual assault of three women. Those women came forward after news of Tibbett’s March arrest, also for sexual assault, went public.
Tibbetts was arrested in early March after being accused of drugging then sexually assaulting a woman at his Town of Linwood home. He was released on $5,000 bail and was rearrested days later after breaking conditions of his bail when he approached one of his alleged victims. After that arrest he was released on a $2,000 bond.
But now, at least three additional women have filed new complaints of sexual assault against Tibbetts, who had owned the Energy Cafe in downtown Stevens Point but that business has since closed. One of the women claims Tibbetts broke into her home to rape her, while another said she was assaulted inside the cafe.
Tibbetts has been ordered to stand trial but no date has been set. He has also been ordered to avoid contact with any of his victims as a condition of his new bond.