Category Archives: Bail

RockaTrain Race Team Concludes Successful Test


Jeff Downer  As the proud sponsor of the RockaTrain Racing Team, we are happy to report the successful test session with one of the Suzuki drag bikes at the Muncie Dragway.  Sub 10 second runs were recorded and most importantly: no boo boos.

Congratulations to the team.  We will be keeping everybody up to date about future events.

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XC Bail Bonds

Jeff Downer  A XC bond is a type of split bond utilized by the Marion County Indiana Superior Court system.  The XC bond is a hybrid composed of two distinct bail bond types:  surety and cash.

The surety portion of the XC bond is posted by a bail bondsman.  The bondsman charges 10% of the amount of the surety bond set by the court.  The cash bond portion posted is the entire amount as set by the court.

The nomenclature used in specifying how much a XC bond is confusing at best.  For example let’s look at a $11000 XC bond set by the court.  Most of of us would think the bond amount is $11,000 and the cost of posting the bond is $1,100.  We would be wrong.  What the court has ordered is a split bond of $1,000 cash and $10,000 surety (requiring a$1,000 payment to a bail bondsman) making the total cost $2,000.

The cash bond portion of the XC bond may be posted by anyone and must be paid tandem with the surety bond portion.

Even if the defendant attends all court appearances, The Marion County Superior courts usually retain all or a part of the cash bond for costs and/or fees related to the case.  Any remaining part of the cash bond deposit may then be refunded.   The premium paid to the bail bondsman, by law, may not refunded.

Both portions of the XC bond must be posted together at the same time and location, usually at the Arrestee Processing Center (APC).

As always if you have any questions please contact us.  Find below a map showing the location of the APC and the ability to produce printable directions.  Simply click on the red marker and input you starting location for the directions.


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Robbery 101

Police chase  Jeff Downer There are certain immutable laws of the universe: gravity, thermodynamics and leaving the getaway car running.

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Scout Willis: Keeping America Safe

Jeff Downer  Scout Willis, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’s teenage daughter, recently was arrested in New York City for underage drinking after quaffing a Pakistani beer in a public place.


They brew beer in Pakistan?  For God’s sake don’t tell the Taliban!  They frown on alcohol.  As Americans we should be reaching out to Pakistani beer drinkers and breweries.

So why is NYC prosecuting Scout and making her post a bail bond?  They ought to instead give Scout a medal for opposing terrorism through conspicuous consumption..  Yippee-ki-yay mother….burrrp!

Thanks Scout.  You go girl.

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Welcome to Jeff Downer Bail Bonds!

Jeff Downer  We have totally made over the Jeff Downer Bail Bonds website.  Please take take some time to explore it.  We hope you find it more informative and helpful.

We certainly don’t expect this site to answer every question someone might have, so please don’t hesitate to call or contact us with your bail bond questions.

Also, if you have any comments or suggestions about what we’re doing here, let us know.  If it’s not working for you, then it’s not working for us.

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